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MINUTES 

—OF THE— 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 

Greensboro, N. C. 
January 14, 1941 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 

Burlington, N. C. 
March 3, 1941 

THREE HUNDRED FORTY-THIRD SESSION 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 
Mebane, N. C, R. F. D. 3 
April 15, 1941 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I, , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate bequeath- 
ed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the Pres- 
bytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment 
of the Presbytery). 

BEQUESTS FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they make 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests this 
way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at that time. 

"Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or insti- 
tution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact where it 
was most needed each year." 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



MINUTES 

—OF THE— 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 

Greensboro, N. C. 
January 14, 1941 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 

Burlington, N. C. 
March 3, 1941 

THREE HUNDRED FORTY-THIRD SESSION 

Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 

Mebane, N. C, R. F. D. 3 
April 15, 1941 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



SPRING 1941 

J. E. ADKINS Rt. 1, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

E. L. BEALL Whitsett, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Rt. 1, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Box 63, Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C 

J. C. COOK Rt. 1, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Rt. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Rt. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

M. W. GRAHAM Pittsboro, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Rt. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE Jonesboro, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D.D 217 Worth St., Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH % Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Bessemer Branch, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

S. S. WILEY 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, January 14, 1941 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its regular Winter 
Adjourned Meeting on the above date in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., at 10:00 a. m., and, 
in the absence of the Moderator, Rev. W. A. Pate, was 
called to order by the Stated Clerk. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton, the last Moderator present, was 
asked to preside, and the Presbytery was constituted with 
prayer by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

The Devotional Services were conducted by Rev. N. N. 
Fleming, who used as his text Hebrews, chapter 13, 
verse 8: " Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, 
and forever." 

The following were present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins H. C. Foster r Shiloh 

W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay 

J. T. Barham 

E. L. Beall D. P. Clapp Springwood 

R. M. Huffines Bethel 

J. F. Brown 

E. H. Clarke 

J. S. Cook Sam Lawson Riverview 

S. W. DuBose 

L. T. Edgerton 

N. N. Fleming John J. Fenton, Jr Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

M. W. Graham D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

Jas. H. Alexander Goldston 

W. E. Harrop R. E. Stratford Graham 

J. Blair Long Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske J. Watt Womack Reidsville 

W. P. Jones P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

J. W. Mann__ R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. F. Workman Fairfield 

J. E. Latta Little River 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D James Cowan Burlington 1st. 

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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

C, F. Myers, D.D E. A. Ranson Greensboro 1st. 

C. G. Smith, D.D 

John C. Whitley 

K. L. Whittington 

R. Murphy Williams Thos. R. Foust Covenant 

0. C. Williamson, D.D Dr. E. C. Holden High Point 1st. 

Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

C. J. Law Bethesda 

J. M. Phipps Alamance 

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Dr. C. F. Myers welcomed Presbytery and made the 
following report on orders, which was adopted : 

Recess for lunch at 12:30 p. m., and reassemble at 2:00 p. m. t 
to adjourn at will. 

Special prayer was offered for the First Church and 
other churches of the city. 

The following docket was adopted, as amended, to 
have reception of candidates at 2 :00 p. m., instead of 
1:30 p. m: 

DOCKET 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Winter Meeting — First Presbyterian Church ' 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Beginning at 10:00 A. M., Tuesday, January 14, 1941 

Rev. W. A. Pate, Moderator 

1. Opening Devotional — Presbytery Constituted with prayer. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D. 

4. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Communications. 

7. Communion service. 

8. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dimissions. 

10. Report of Stewardship Committee — Hawley and Hodgin. 

11. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

12. Report of Commission to Install Rev. E. L. Beall — DuBose. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 3 



13. Report of Standing Committees: 

Installations — M. W. Graham, F. M. Hawley, Osmond Smith. 

Nominations — K. L. Whittington, J. E. Adkins, S. W. DuBose, 
E. M. Sellers, Allen Tate. 

Thanks— R. F. Whitley, S. H. Campbell, H. L. Brown. 

14. Report of Special Committee on Arrears in Home Mission Sal- 
aries, and Loans of Mary I. Smith Fund — Chas. Boyd, J. Har- 
vey White, C. E. Hodgin. 

15. Unfinished Business. 

16. New Business. 

17. Time and Place of Next Meeting (Announced). 

18. Read and Approve Minutes. 

19. Adjourn. 

STANDING ORDERS 
11:00 A. M. — Stewardship Committee Report. 
2:00 P. M. — Reception of Candidates. 

The Moderator appointed the following to fill vacan- 
cies on the Standing Committees : 

Installations — M. W. Graham, F. M. Hawley, C. J. Law. 

Nominations — K. L. Whittington, J. E. Adkins, S. W. DuBose, 
Thos. R. Foust, R. M. Huffines. 

Thanks— W. M. Baker, S. H. Campbell, R. D. Hughes. 

It was announced that the meeting called for Decem- 
ber 21, 1940, for the purpose of dismissing Rev. J. K. 
Roberts to the Presbytery of South Carolina had not 
been held because a quorum was not present on that date. 

The following were excused for non-attendance upon 
this meeting of Presbytery : Revs. A. D. Carswell, W. T. 
Thompson, W. A. Pate, C. L. Wicker, and R. F. Whitley. 

Presbytery voted to set up a Special Committee on 
Educational Institutions and referred to the Committee 
on Nominations the naming of the Committee, with the 
communication from the Synod regarding the personnel 
of the Committee. 

Miss Sara Alice Moore, President of the Young Peo- 
ple of Orange Presbytery, was introduced to Presbytery 
and presented plans for the Music Festival to be held in 
Greensboro on February 1-2, 1941. 

Rev. E. H. Clarke spoke on plans for the Home and 
Foreign Mission Meetings to be held in our Presbytery as 
follows: Sanford, Jan. 27th; Mebane, Jan. 28th; and 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Jan. 29th, 



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The report of the Committee on Stewardship was re- 
ceived and adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Benevolent gifts through the churches of Orange Presbytery 
amounted to $92,753.00 for 1939-'40, being vastly more than for 
the year before. This increase was due to the fact that one church 
gave more than half the entire amount. Other churches gave as 
much or more than they did the previous year. Twelve of these 
gave more than apportioned them, others approximated their ap- 
portionments. Forty-five churches contributed to all causes, nine- 
teen churches confined their gifts to a few causes, while three 
churches gave nothing to benevolences. 

Benevolent gifts were not distributed among the causes ac- 
cording to any suggested percentage division. As a result, some 
causes suffer for lack of support. A glance at the gifts for the 
past year will show that one cause received more than one-third 
of all benevolent contributions, while H. M. work in this Pres- 
bytery needed over $1,000 more than it received to meet its obli- 
gations. The amount contributed to A. T. S. would not support 
one girl for a school year in that institution, while another kin- 
dred cause was given one-sixth of all benevolent gifts. The minia- 
ture gifts to the Bible cause might indicate a deeper interest in the 
distribution of tracts and gospels in pamphlet form than in a 
world-wide supply of Bibles for those who do not have them, while 
a cause related to those expected to teach the Bible received more 
than one-seventh of all benevolent gifts. "Brethren, these things 
ought not so to be." But the only suggestion your committee has 
for improving this condition is, SEND ALL BENEVOLENT 
GIFTS THROUGH PRESBYTERY'S CENTRAL TREASURER. 
Last year less than one-fourth of the benevolent gifts passed 
through his hands. 

In most of the churches the E. M. C. seems to be talked of, 
followed by planning for it in some form even where the canvass 
is not completed. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery accept a benevolent budget of $71,500. 

2. That this amount be apportioned among the churches according 
to the attached schedule. 

3. That all churches be urged to send their benevolent gifts through 
Presbytery's Central Treasurer. 

4. That the Presbyterial Tax be three percent of benevolences, as 
given in the attached schedule. 

5. That all churches be urged to contribute something to every 
benevolent cause. 

6. That Sunday, March 16, 1941, be the date for the Every Mem- 
ber Canvass, and that every church be requested to make the 
canvass on or near that date. 

7. That Sunday, March 30, 1941, be designated "Pay-Up-Day," by 
which date payment of all pledges and special gifts be asked. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 5 

8. That prior to the Every Member Canvass some emphasis be 
placed on "Stewardship" in every congregation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. Hawley, 
L. T. Edgerton, 
J. W. Mann. 

SUGGESTED DIVISION OF BENEVOLENT 
APPORTIONMENT 

Assembly Causes 



Foreign Missions 27% 

Assembly's Home Missions 13% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7% 

Religious Education 2% 

Assembly's Training School .5% 

Bible Cause .5% 



50% 

Synodical and Presbyterial Causes 

Synod's Home Missions 

Orphans' Homes 

Educational Institutions 

Union Theological Seminary 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Religious Education in Synod, including work in 
State Institutions of 1% 



50% 



1941-'42 









CONTRIB- 




BENEVOLENT 


PRESBYTERIAL 


UTED 


CHURCH APPORTIONMENT 


TAX 


IN 1939-'40 


1. Alamance 


$ 2,585.00 


$ 76.00 


$ 2,542.00 


2. Asheboro 


880.00 


26.00 


611.00 


3. Bessemer 


495.00 


14.00 


529.00 


4. Bethany 


533.00 


16.00 


597.00 


5. Bethel 


385.00 


12.00 


246.00 


6. Bethesda 


385.00 


12.00 


322.00 


7. Bethlehem 


176.00 


6.00 


163.00 


8. Brentwood 


150.00 


5.00 




9. Broadway 


143.00 


5.00 


88.00 


10. Buffalo (G) 


2,090.00 


60.00 


2,145.00 


11. Buffalo (L) 


264.00 


8.00 


100.00 


12. Burlington, First 


8,210.00 


245.00 


10,047.00 


13. Burlington, Second 


440.00 


13.00 


314.00 


14. Chapel Hill _ _ 


1,155.00 


32.00 


959.00 


15. Church of the Covenant 


4,070.00 


130.00 


3,224.00 


16. Cross Roads 


550.00 


16.00 


433.00 


17. Cumnock. 


28.00 


1.00 


6.00 



11% 

8% 
9% 
2% 
17% 

3% 



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CONTRIB- 







BENEVOLENT 


PRESBYTERIAL 


UTED 


CHURCH 


APPORTIONMENT 


TAX 


IN 1939-'40 


18. 


Community 


$ 28.00 


1.00 


$ 


19. 


East Burlington 


138.00 


5.00 


81.00 


20. 


Efland 


55.00 


3.00 


20.00 


21. 


El Bethel 


110.00 


4.00 


159.00 


22. 


Eno 


302.00 


9.00 


195.00 


23. 


Euphronia 


55.00 


3.00 


13.00 


24. 


Fairfield 


165.00 


5.00 


93.00 


25. 


Farmville 


55.00 


3.00 


14.00 


26. 


Gilead 


28.00 


1.00 


5.00 


27. 


Glenwood 


440.00 


13.00 


153.00 


28. 


Goldston 


28.00 


1.00 


17.00 


29. 


Graham 


3,740.00 


110.00 


4,222.00 


30. 


Greensboro, First 


- 21,450.00 


660.00 


49,712.00 


31. 


Greenwood 


165.00 


5.00 


111.00 


32. 


Griers 


66.00 


3.00 


31.00 


33. 


Gulf 


132.00 


4.00 


58.00 


34. 


Hawfields 


990.00 


30.00 


863.00 


35. 


Haywood 


50.00 


2.00 


26.00 


36. 


High Point, First 


3,740.00 


110.00 


2,385.00 


37. 


Hillsboro 


440.00 


13.00 


374.00 


38. 


Jonesboro 


369.00 


12.00 


400.00 


39. 


Little River 


302.00 


9.00 


177.00 


40. 


Leaksville 


330.00 


10.00 


314.00 


41. 


Madison 


500.00 


15.00 


465.00 


42. 


Mebane 


2,420.00 


72.00 


2,420.00 


43. 


Milton 


192.00 


6.00 


79.00 


44. 


Mount Vernon Springs. 


330.00 


10.00 


260.00 


45. 


New Hope 


143.00 


4.00 


114.00 


46. 


North Eno 


6.00 


1.00 




47. 


Piedmont 


138.00 


4.00 


150.00 


48. 


Pittsboro 


176.00 


5.00 


236.00 


49. 


Pleasant Grove 


110.00 


3.00 


15.00 


50. 


Pocket 


110.00 


3.00 


41.00 


51. 


Red House 


181.00 


5.00 


62.00 


52. 


Reidsville, First 


2,530.00 


75.00 


2,386.00 


53. 


Riverview 


198.00 


6.00 


162.00 


54. 


Sal pm 


50.00 


2.00 


39.00 


55] 


Shiloh _ _ 


242.00 


7.00 


196.00 


56. 


Smyrna 


oo.uu 


9 00 


O.KfyJ 


57. 


Speedwell 


88.00 


3.00 


43.00 


58. 


Spray 


550.00 


16.00 


136.00 


59. 


Springwood 


264.00 


8.00 


158.00 


60. 


St. Andrews 


374.00 


11.00 


270.00 


61. 


Stoneville 


165.00 


5.00 


83.00 


62. 


Stony Creek 


440.00 


13.00 


251.00 


63. 


Sanford 


2,310.00 


69.00 


1,935.00 


64. 


Wentworth 


28.00 


1.00 




65. 


Westminster 


1,457.00 


44.00 


1,159.00 


66. 


White Hill 


220.00 


7.00 


72.00 


67. 


Yanceyville 


550.00 


16.00 


374.00 






$69,432.00 


$ 2,095.00 


$92,753.00 



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Rev. G. W. Oldham, of Lexington Presbytery, was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Mrs. Margaret Kerchner, President of Orange Pres- 
byterial, was presented to Presbytery. 

A resolution dealing with the exemption of ministers 
from military service was introduced by Rev. R. Murphy 
Williams and after full and free discussion was laid upon 
the table. 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. F. M. Haw- 
ley after which a brief recess was taken to prepare for 
the Communion Service. 

The Presbytery observed the Communion Service 
which was conducted by Revs. F. M. Hawley and Geo. W. 
Oldham, assisted by Elders J. E. Latta, James Cowan, 
P. N. Pritchett, and E. A. Ranson. 

Presbytery took recess with the singing of "Blest Be 
The Tie That Binds." 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m., with the singing 
of a hymn and was led in prayer by Rev. E. E. Gillespie. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work re- 
ported that it had no report to make. 

Presbytery voted to admit to record the minutes of 
the Commission to install Rev. E. L. Beall pastor at Bethel 
and Springwood churches. The report follows : 

Bethel Presbyterian Church, November 10, 1940 

The commission for the installation of Rev. E. L. Beall met 
before the eleven o'clock service in Bethel Church. Those present 
were S. W. DuBose, J. E. Adkins, H. C. Foster and Paul G. Boone. 
The meeting came to order and was opened with prayer by Mr. Du- 
Bose. 

S. W. DuBose was elected moderator for the two meetings of 
the day and Paul G. Boone was elected clerk. The commission then 
returned to the auditorium, with Mr. DuBose in charge of the ser- 
vice. After the regular routine of service the message of the morn- 
ing was brought to us by Rev. J. E. Adkins, he using as his text 
Deut. 33:29: "Who is like unto thee, 0! people, saved by the Lord," 
using as his theme, "Why Be A Christian?" Mr. Adkins presented 
his topic very impressively, bringing out the three thoughts that the 
life of a Christian was happiest, hardest, and the most hopeful. 

After the sermon Mr. DuBose then proceeded to propound the 
questions to the new pastor and to the people closing his questions 



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with a prayer. The pastor was then charged by Mr. DuBose, who 
urged him to grow spiritually and intellectually, in the right way, 
by the right kind of reading, study and associations. 

In his charge to the people Mr. Adkins urged them to support 
their new pastor both materially and spiritually, and look after his 
welfare in all respects and to seek to grow with him more spiritual 
as their time together progressed. After a hymn by the choir bene- 
diction was pronouncd by the new pastor, E. L. Beall, and the com- 
mission adjourned to reassemble at the Springwood Church in the 
afternoon. 

Springwood Church — 2:30 O'clock 

The commission, after being served a delicious lunch by the 
Elders' wives of the Bethel Church, assembled in the Springwood 
Church auditorium for the afternoon service with all members 
present. Mr. DuBose was again in charge of the service. Mr. Ad- 
kins brought us the message, taking as his text Acts 27:29, using 
as his theme, "The Four Anchors of a Christian's Life," they being 
Hope, Duty, Prayer and the Cross. Mr. Adkins placed special em- 
phasis on the last two anchors and especially on prayer, since it is 
the most important essential in a true Christian's life. 

After the sermon Mr. DuBose again propounded the ques- 
tions to the pastor and to the people, closing his questions with a 
prayer. In his charge to the pastor Mr. DuBose, as in the morn- 
ing, charged him to grow diligently in spirit and intellect in the 
right way. Mr. Adkins, in his charge to the people, used the two 
main objectives which he brought out in the charge to the congre- 
gation of the morning service, they being to support their new 
pastor, both materially and spiritually. 

The service was closed with the benediction by Rev. E. L. 
Beall, and the commission retired to a room to read and approve 
the minutes of the meeting and complete the business of the day. 
The minutes, after being read by the clerk, v/ere approved by the 
commission. No further business the motion to adjourn was made 
and carried. The meeting closed with prayer by Mr. J. E. Adkins. 

S. W. DuBose, Moderator of the Commission, 

Paul G. Boone, Clerk of the Commission. 

The Committee on Installations had no report. 

Presbytery granted the request of the Bethany Church 
and adopted the following: 

Orange Presbytery in Session at Greensboro, N. C, January 
14, 1941, hereby instructs the Trustees of Presbytery, Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Mr. E. A. Ranson, Mr. R. R. King, 
and Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe to execute a quit claim deed to any in- 
terests or rights in the property now occupied by Bethany Pres- 
byterian Church to the Trustees of the Bethany Presbyterian 
Church. 

Presbytery requested Rev. E. E. Gillespie to investi- 
gate the deed for Chapel Hill Church made by the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina to the Church. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 9 



Presbytery granted the request of the Brentwood 
Church that they be given the right to mortgage the 
church property. 

The following report of the Committee on Nomina- 
tions was adopted : 

Special Committee on Educational Institutions: Revs. 0. C. 
Williamson, Chairman; P. H. Gwynn, and Elder J. Harvey White. 

K. L. Whittington, Chairman, 

Committee on Nominations. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Spe- 
cial Committee on Arrears in Home Mission Salaries, 
and Loans of the Mary I. Smith Fund : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

Your special committee, to whom was referred the request of 
Rev. Roy F. Whitley that his obligations to the Mary I. Smith 
Loan Fund be cancelled by the amount which he claims is due 
him by the Home Mission Committee of Presbytery, would submit 
the following report: 

1. Inasmuch as the salary obligations of the Home Mission 
Committee, after April 12, 1932, were contingent, Mr. Whitley 
has no claim against the Home Mission Committee, and to recog- 
nize his claim would be a discrimination against the other Home 
Mission Workers. 

2. Even if Mr. Whitley had a claim against the Home Mission 
Committee it could not be offset against the Mary I. Smith Loan 
Fund which was left to Presbytery for a definite purpose. 

3. It is the judgment of your committee that all obligations 
now due the Mary I. Smith Trust Fund should be collected that 
the purpose of the Fund might be carried out; and we recommend 
that Presbytery direct the Treasurer of this Fund to take neces- 
sary steps to that end. 

4. The committee recommends also that after the principal 
and interest from Jan. 1, 1936, is paid, all interest prior to Jan. 1, 
1936, should be remitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, 
Chas. T. Boyd, 
J. Harvey White. 

Upon motion the Moderator was instructed to appoint 
a Special Committee of five to consider the following 
resolution and report to the Spring Meeting: 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas, under existing conditions today no minister can do 
effective work on a salary of less than $1,500 per year and a 
manse ; 



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And Whereas, there is an apparent inequality in salary in 
some of our self-supporting fields; 

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That, No church or group of church- 
es will be permitted to call a pastor on a salary basis of less than 
$1,500 per year and a manse. And that those churches now pay- 
ing less than this amount be requested to take whatever action 
may be necessary to meet this requirement. 

The Moderator appointed the following to this com- 
mittee: Revs. J. R. McGregor, 0. C. Williamson, A. P. 
Dickson, and Elders R. D. Hughes and Tom Henderson. 

John A. Kellenberger, Elder of the Greensboro 1st 
Church and former Moderator of Presbytery, was intro- 
duced and spoke briefly. 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendations 
of the Special Committee on the Assembly's Training 
School : 

Your Committee on Assembly's Training School Campaign 
would make the following recommendations: 

First. That the churches be urged to raise as a minimum 
the sums indicated in the table below respectively, with the Aux- 
iliary and Young People cooperating. 

Second. That these sums be raised by April 1st or as soon 
thereafter as possible. 



Alamance $ 482.00 

Asheboro 167.00 

Bessemer 95.00 

Bethany 131.00 

Bethel 101.00 

Bethesda 78.00 

Bethlehem 75.00 

Broadway 45.00 

Buffalo (G) 354.00 

Buffalo (L) 105.00 

Burlington, 1st 658.00 

Burlington, 2nd 82.00 

Chapel Hill 126.00 

Church of Covenant. _ 565.00 

Cross Roads 141.00 

Cumnock 17.00 

Community 14.00 

East Burlington 71.00 

Efland 22.00 

El Bethel 74.00 

Eno 52.00 

Euphronia 32.00 

Fairfield 36.00 

Farmville 36.00 

Gilead 19.00 

Glenwood 211.00 

Goldston 14.00 



Graham $ 356.00 

Greensboro 1st 2,380.00 

Greenwood 67.00 

Griers 41.00 

Gulf 36.00 

Hawfields 229.00 

Haywood 26.00 

High Point, 1st 623.00 

Hillsboro 84.00 

Jonesboro 107.00 

Little River 124.00 

Leaksville 84.00 

Madison ■- 75.00 

Mebane 265.00 

Milton 56.00 

Mt. Vernon Springs. _ 24.00 

New Hope 58.00 

North Eno 4.00 

Piedmont 86.00 

Pittsboro 23.00 

Pleasant Grove 96.00 

Pocket 79.00 

Red House 59.00 

Reidsville, 1st 300.00 

Riverview 144.00 

Salem 46.00 

Sanford 346.00 



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Shiloh $ 95.00 Stony Creek 



.$ 86.00 



Smyrna 51.00 

Speedwell 41.00 

Spray 101.00 

Springwood 100.00 

St. Andrews 140.00 

Stoneville 40.00 



Wentworth 5.00 

Westminster 298.00 

White Hill 151.00 

Yanceyville 75.00 

Brentwood 21.00 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 



Presbytery adopted by a rising vote the following: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Orange Presbytery wishes to express its hearty thanks to the 
good people of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C, 
for their generous hospitality in opening their comfortable and 
commodious Church to us for our Mid-Winter Meeting. 

To the Pastor, Dr. Charles Myers, and Ruling Elder E. A. 
Ranson for their fellowship and untiring efforts for our comfort 
and benefit. 

That Orange Presbytery heartily wishes a most successful 
culmination to the effort being made to clear off the indebtedness 
on their beautiful Church building and bids them God-speed in 
their great work in the Kingdom of God. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman, 
R. D. Hughes. 

The Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to have 
bound two copies each of the minutes, one for Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia and one for the Stated 
Clerk. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer and the benediction to meet in the 
Cross Roads Church, Mebane, N. C, on Tuesday, April 
15th, 1941, at 10:00 a. m. (The place of meeting hav- 
ing been selected at the Fall Meeting.) 

L. T. Edgerton, Moderator, Pro Tern., 

J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 



Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, March 3, 1941 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 11 :00 a. m., and was 
opened with a Scripture reading and prayer by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. W. A. Pate. 

The following answered to the roll call: 

Ministers — J. R. McGregor, W. A. Pate, J. S. Cook, 
M. W. Graham, L. T. Edgerton, K. L. Whittington, W. M. 
Baker, N. N. Fleming, J. F. Brown, J. E. Adkins, and 
E. L. Beall. 

Elders — W. S. Hogan, Burlington first; D. P. Clapp, 
Springwood; J. S. Waynick, Burlington 2nd; and G. R. 
Garrison, Stony Creek. 

The following call was read, found in order, and 
taken up in order : 

Mebane, N. C, February 21, 1941 

Orange Presbytery is hereby called to meet on Monday, March 
3, 1941, at 11:00 a. m., in the First Presbyterian Church, Burling- 
ton, N. C, to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. Act upon the resignation of Rev. J. F. Brown and dissolve 
the pastoral relationship existing between him and the Stony 
Creek and Burlington 2nd churches. 

2. Dismiss Rev. J. F. Brown to the Presbytery of Macon. 

3. Act upon the request of Piedmont Church for permission to 
sell the Manse property. 

4. Act upon any matters growing out of the above. 

W. A. Pate, Moderator, 
by N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. J. F. Brown offered his resignation as pastor of 
the Stony Creek and Burlington 2nd Churches and asked 
that the pastoral relationship be dissolved and he be 
granted a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Macon. 

Presbytery heard from representatives of the church- 
es : G. R. Garrison for Stony Creek and J. S. Waynick 
for Burlington 2nd, stating that the churches reluctantly 
concurred in the request for dissolution. Presbytery ac- 
cepted the resignation, dissolved the pastoral relation- 
ship and granted Mr. Brown letter of dismission to Ma- 
con Presbytery effective at once. 



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Rev. J. R. McGregor spoke the sentiments of the Pres- 
bytery regretting losing Brother Brown. 

The Piedmont Church, through its pastor, withdrew 
the request for permission to sell the manse property. 

There being no further business the minutes were ap- 
proved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
in the Cross Roads Church near Mebane on Tuesday, 
April 15, 1941, at 10:00 a. m. 

W. A. Pate, Moderator, 

N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Mebane, N. C., Rt. 3, April 15, 1941 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 343rd Stated 
Session on the above date in the Cross Roads Presbyte- 
rian Church, Mebane, N. C, at 10 :00 a. m., and was con- 
stituted with prayer by the retiring Moderator, Rev. 
W. A. Pate, who preached the opening sermon, using the 
text, I Timothy, 6:11-12. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins G. M. Kellam Shiloh 

W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker J. W. Latta Mebane 

Jonas Barclay 

J. T. Barham W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

E. L. Beall A. P. Ingle Springwood 

E. C. Smith Bethel 

A. D. Carswell K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

John Willcox Euphronia 

D. T. Harrington White Hill 

E. H. Clarke 

N. R. Claytor T. E. Mays Community 

J. S. Cook 

A. P. Dickson M. K. Ranklin Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose Sidney Green Hillsboro 

W. E. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton Mark Walker Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

E. F. McAdams Efland 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanford 

M. W. Graham 

W. E. Harrop Allen D. Tate Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

William P. Jones G. W. Stanford Westminster 

J. W. Mann R. D. Hughes Eno 

John F. Workman Fairfield 

T. V. Walker Little River 

J. M. Millard J. R. Andrew Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D J. H. Laubenbeimer_ .Greensboro, 1st 

W. A. Pate John A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

C. G. Smith, D.D 

John C. Whitley 

Roy F. Whitley C. T. Chandler Yanceyville 

Robert Lee Neal Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

K. L. Whittington W. A. Aydelette, Sr Bessemer 

R. Murphy Williams C. F. Southerland Covenant 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

0. C. Williamson, D.D F. Logan Porter, Sr. High Point, 1st 

John A. Barnwell Burlington, 1st 

F. H. Edmiston Chapel Hill 

Geo. R. Garrison Stony Creek 

D. E. Purcell Reidsville 

S. T. Pyle Burlington, 2nd 

T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

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Elder W. Kerr Scott of the Hawfields Church was 
elected Moderator and Rev. S. W. DuBose Temporary 
Clerk, both by acclamation. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Pastor of the Cross Roads 
Church, welcomed the Presbytery and submitted the fol- 
lowing Report on Orders which with the Docket was 
adopted : 

Special Order to hear Rev. E. B. Paisley, President of the 
Assembly's Training School at 11:00 o'clock a. m. 

Communion Service at 11:30 a. m. 

Recess for Lunch at 12:30 p. m. 

Reconvene at 1:30 p. m., and recess at will. 

Supper at 6:00 p. m. 

Evening Service at 7 :30 p. m. 

Historical Sketch of Cross Roads Church, 7:30 p. m. 
Adjourn at will. 

DOCKET 

OF 

343rd Stated Session of Orange Presbytery 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 
Mebane, N. C. 

Tuesday, April 15, 1941 — .Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer. Sermon by Rev. W. A. 
Pate, Moderator. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report of Orders — Edgerton, and Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Communion Service. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees (three members unless 
otherwise stated) : 

(1) Installations (2) Nominations 



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(3) Auditing (4) Thanks 

(5) Statistical (6) Minutes of Synod 

(7) Sessional Records: (W. P. Jones, Chairman, with 5 others). 

8. Candidates Received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

11. Committee on Flora Macdonald College Development Program 
— S. A. White. 

12. Commission of Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

13. Special Committee on Assembly's Training School — Harrop. 

14. Special Committee on Resolution Regarding Salaries — Mc- 
Gregor. 

15. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

16. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Huske and Hodgin. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Clarke. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Religious Education — Williamson. 

(5) Woman's Work — Barham. 

(6) Stewardship: Every Member Canvass — Hawley. 

(7) Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Hawley. 

17. Historical Sketch of Cross Roads Church — Edgerton. 

18. Report of Treasurer — C. G. Smith. 

19. Report of Permanent Committees: 

(1) Auditing — Neely 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

20. Report of Standing Committees. 

21. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

22. Read and Approve Minutes. 

23. Announcement of Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

24. Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 

Reception of Candidates — 1:30 p. m. 

Presbytery's Home Missions — 2:00 p. m. 

Popular Meeting on Foreign Missions — 7:30 p. m. 

Revs. M. S. Huske and C. L. Wicker were excused 
from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

Mr. J. Harvey White, who for 32 years has been a 
member of the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald 
College, representing Orange Presbytery, whose term of 
office expires at this meeting of Presbytery, requested 



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that he be not reelected to this office. Presbytery reluc- 
tantly acceded to his request and referred the naming of 
his successor to the Nominating Committee, and instruc- 
ted the Moderator to appoint a Special Committee to ex- 
press to Mr. White by resolutions our appreciation of his 
splendid services, and keen regret at losing him from the 
Board of Trustees. The special committee is Revs. W. E. 
Harrop, A. V. Gibson, and L. T. Edgerton. 

Rev. E. B. Paisley, D.D., of East Hanover Presbytery, 
and Rev. S. S. Wiley, of Winston-Salem Presbytery, were 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

The special committee on the Assembly's Training 
School made report which was received as information 
and in connection with the report and the special cam- 
paign for funds for the Training School, Presbytery 
heard an interesting address on the Training School, by 
Rev. E. B. Paisley, D.D., President of the School. 

Mrs. Charles E. Kerchner, President of Orange Pres- 
byterial, was introduced to Presbytery by Rev. J. T. Bar- 
ham, Chairman of the Committee on Woman's Work, and 
at his request presented the report of this committee 
which was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK 

Fifty-four auxiliaries with membership of 4862. Daily Bible 
readers 1688, with 2596 studying in some Bible class. Members 
in prayer groups 1764, with 757 reporting family worship and 
794 tithers. It is interesting to note that every auxiliary gave a 
special offering to missions. 

Contributions for the year: Benevolences, $21,313.00; Aux- 
iliary Special Benevolences, $1,915.00. Total, all benevolences, $23,- 
228.00. Local Church Work and Miscellaneous, $9,002.00. 

Grand total, $32,230.00. Increase, $2,337.00. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Orange Presbytery record its sincere appreciation of 
the report of the Woman's Auxiliary of Orange Presbyterial, per- 
sonally presented by the Presbyterial president, Mrs. Chas. E. 
Kerchner. 

2. That the Auxiliary be commended for its faithful work and 
the splendid gains made in every department of its organization. 

3. That the Presbytery convey greetings to the Presbyterial 
now in session at Graham. 

J. T. Barham, Chairman. 
The Communion Service was conducted by Rev. L. T. 
Edgerton and Rev. N. N. Fleming, assisted by the follow- 



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ing Elders : Robert D. Hughes, John A. Barnwell, A. P. 
Ingle, M. S. Walker, L. L. Garrison, K. E. Seymour, and 
John Willcox. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :00 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :00 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

The Minutes of the Called Meeting of Presbytery of 
March 3, 1941, were read for information. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing 
Committees : 

Installations — C. E. Hodgin, W. M. Baker, and John W. Latta. 
Nominations — W. E. Harrop, John Wilcox, and A. V. Gibson. 
Auditing — W. A. Pate, John A. Barnwell, and Allen Tate. 
Thanks — R. F. Whitley, Robert Lee Neal, and Sidney Green. 
Statistical — N. R. Claytor, D. T. Harrington and A. P. Dick- 
son. 

Minutes of Synod — 0. C. Williamson, Jonas Barclay, and W. M. 
Graham. 

Sessional Records — Wm. P. Jones (Permanent Chairman), E. 
H. Clarke, W. E. Kirkland, C. C. Smith, D. E. Purcell, and E. F. 
McAdams. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief presented Robert Murphy 
Williams, Jr., who had applied to be taken under care of 
Orange Presbytery as a candidate for the Gospel Minis- 
try, and stated that sufficient time had not elapsed since 
his application had been received to meet the require- 
ments of our Book of Church Order, or to get all his re- 
commendations completed. 

The Moderator requested Rev. N. N. Fleming to take 
the chair, and after some discussion Presbytery voted to 
examine the candidate with the view to receiving him 
under care of Presbytery when he had conformed to the 
requirements of our Book of Church Order. 

He was examined by Rev. N. N. Fleming on Experi- 
mental Religion and Motives for Seeking the Gospel Min- 
istry which examination was sustained as satisfactory. 
The required questions were asked and he answered them 
in the affirmative after which Rev. W. M. Baker deliv- 
ered a charge to the candidate and the examination was 
concluded with prayer by Rev. N. N. Fleming, and Rob- 



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ert Murphy Williams, Jr., was received as candidate un- 
der care of Orange Presbytery, conditioned upon the re- 
port of the Committee that all requirements have been 
met. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work made 
the following report which was admitted to record : 

April 15, 1941 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met on the 
above date at Cross Roads Church and was opened with prayer. 

Present: Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Revs. F. M. Hawley, 
and N. N. Fleming. 

The Commission voted formal approval of previous action in 
approving Rev. E. L. Beall to Bethel and Springwood Churches 
and in recommending that Calls of Bethel and Springwood 
Churches be found in order. 

Revs. Marlin B. Curry and 0. W. Perrell, both of whom are 
under consideration of the Stony Creek and Burlington Second 
Churches, were approved. 

Rev. C. M. Jones was approved to the Chapel Hill Church. 

The Commission voted to approve the action of the Session of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, in inviting 
Rev. S. S. Wiley to become Assistant to the Pastor of that Church. 

The Minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Rev. Samuel S. Wiley presented letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Winston-Salem, and asked to be 
received into this Presbytery that he might become as- 
sistant to the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C. He was received, pending his exam- 
ination. 

The Stated Clerk of Presbytery brought a message 
from the Stated Clerk of Winston-Salem Presbytery com- 
mending Mr. Wiley for his good work there. 

He was then examined on Experimental Religion, on 
Theology, and on Church Government, all of which were 
sustained severally and as a whole and Rev. Samuel S. 
Wiley was enrolled after signing the obligation. 

Rev. J. W. Mann offered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of the Eno, Fairfield and Little River Churches, 
and asked that the pastoral relationship be dissolved, and 
that he be granted a letter of dismission to the Presby- 
tery of Concord, effective April 16, 1941. The churches 



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were heard from through their representatives that they 
had reluctantly concurred with him in his request. 

Resolutions were read from the Fairfield and Eno 
churches and ordered spread on our minutes, also a let- 
ter from the Hillsboro Ministerial Association. 

Several brethren expressed their appreciation of the 
splendid work done by Mr. Mann in our Presbytery, after 
which the request was granted and he was given the let- 
ter of dismission. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write the Stated 
Clerk of Concord Presbytery a letter of appreciation of 
the splendid services of Mr. Mann. 

The following are the resolutions presented to Pres- 
bytery and ordered spread on the Minutes: 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas, it having been stated by the Reverend Jonas Bar- 
clay, Moderator, that this congregational meeting of Eno Pres- 
byterian Church, Cedar Grove, North Carolina, held on the morn- 
ing of Sunday, the 23rd day of February, 1941, has been called 
for two purposes: 

(a) To grant consent for a discontinuance of pastoral rela- 
tionship between the pastor and this church. 

(b) To concur with the pastor in his request for dismissal 
from Orange Presbytery. 

Whereas, to cooperate with the pastor in his plan for greater 
service for the Master it is necessary to formally grant such con- 
sent and to concur in such request. 

Be It Therefore Resolved, That such action be hereby reluc- 
tantly conceded because we, being human, are innately selfish. We 
desire the continued association and leadership of those whom we 
love, admire and respect. 

Be* it Further Resolved, That the day-by-day living and serv- 
ing of the pastor and his wife, during their fifteen years' sojourn 
in our community, their untiring efforts for the moral and spir- 
itual upbuilding of our people, be hereby acknowledged as irre- 
futable exemplification of their subservience to the spirit of Christ 
to whom they have dedicated their all. 

Be It Still Further Resolved, That this church and this com- 
munity having grown richer in things spiritual, due to the devo- 
tion of these two Christian servants to the welfare of their church 
members, their friends, their neighbors, and of the strangers 
within the gates, the people to whom they have so faithfully min- 
istered hereby pledge themselves to earnest supplication, to the end 
that God shall continue to use and to bless the work of this pas- 
tor and his wife in larger, and even larger, fields — and when the 
final accounting shall have passed in review, to 



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Rev. and Mrs. John Walter Mann 
the Master shall say: 

"Well done, thou good and faithful servants.'" 

T. C. Ellis, Chairman, 

Resolutions Committee. 

Hillsboro, N. C, April 10, 1941 

The Rev. J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove, N. C. 
Dear Mr. Mann: 

The Ministerial Association of Hillsboro at its last regular 
meeting, by a formal vote, desired to have sent to you the fullest 
possible expression of their good will and to express also our very 
real regrets at your leaving. It has been a pleasure to have been 
associated with you and we want you to know that you will be 
missed very much. 

As you go to take up your new work our best wishes, prayers 
and interest go with you. May God richly bless you and yours in 
the coming years. 

We are sending a copy of this letter to the Stated Clerk of 
Orange Presbytery and a copy to the Stated Clerk of Concord 
Presbytery, and placing a copy in the Minutes of the Ministerial 
Association of Hillsboro. 

We shall always be grateful for our years together. You 
have helped us perhaps more than you know. 

Fraternally yours, 

The Hillsboro Ministerial Association 
By S. W. DuBose, Secretary. 

RESOLUTION FROM FAIRFIELD CHURCH 

The congregation of Fairfield Church wishes to express to 
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Mann our appreciation of the fine service 
given during the years of Mr. Mann's pastorate. 

For fifteen years they have lived among us, shining exam- 
ples of "Christian Love In Action," and in all our experiences they 
have ever shown Christian sympathy and understanding. 

Mr. Mann has faithfully preached the Gospel and we are 
happy to say that the church has advanced under his ministry. 

We see them go with sincere regret, they take with them our 
love and prayer that God may abundantly bless their labours in 
their new fields, and that their lives may be rich, full and happy 
in their service for Him wherever they may be. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay led Presbytery in prayer for God's 
blessings upon Mr. Mann's labours in this Presbytery 
and in Concord Presbytery. 

Springwood Church was granted permission to change 
the terms of the call to Rev. E. L. Beall from $600 to 



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$700 per year and the Presbytery commended the church 
for this action. 

Dr. C. E. Hodgin announced that the Synod had made 
the Special Committee on work around Fort Bragg and 
other army camps a permanent committee and had adop- 
ted a budget of $45,000 for this work, that Orange Pres- 
bytery's part is $7,500 and that an offering would be 
taken on Mother's Day, May 11th, to raise this sum. 

The Stewardship Committee announced that this 
$7,500 would be apportioned among the churches and 
Presbytery so ordered. 

The Stewardship Committee made the following re- 
port on the Every Member Canvass, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Your Committee finds the following; results of the Every Mem- 
ber Canvass as suggested in reports from the churches: 

Twenty-eight Churches completed the canvass. Fifty-eight 
churches made a canvass in some form and to some extent. 

Three churches make no report. Four churches report having 
made no canvass. 

Thirty-two churches accepted their budgets, including their 
apportionments. 

Thirty-six churches report 4,989 subscribers, Twenty-seven 
churches give no definite number while few say that "most mem- 
bers" or "only a few subscribe.'* Several gave percentages instead 
of figures. 

Thirty-four churches report $58,500 subscribed. 

Where possible your Committee has estimated prospective 
gifts, has noted accepted apportionments, and has added these to 
the definite amounts subscribed. The result is an approximate 
support of benevolences for 1941-'42 of $68,000. 

Presbytery's apportionment is $72,000. This is $4,000 more 
than has been subscribed or accepted. 

Indications are that most congregations will provide the usual 
local expenses, including salaries and incidentals. 

Your Committee is led to conclude that the Every Member 
Canvass would be more satisfactory generally if the value, place, 
and importance of Stewardship were stressed more universally. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. Hawley, 
L. T. Edgerton, 
J. W. Mann. 



Presbytery adopted the following report on Bible Sab- 
bath and Family Religion: 



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bible, sabbath and family religion 

Bible Cause — Your Committee notes that the Bible continues 
to have larger annual sales than any other book. That portions 
of it are now translated into 1,010 languages and dialects, 12 more 
than ever before. Our Church still has a part in its distribution, 
having contributed $11,425 in 1940, approximately $500 more than 
for the year before. Orange Presbytery, however, contributed less 
than $200. 

More general study of the Bible is needed. The use of the 
American Bible Society's plan for promoting Scripture reading in 
homes and for distribution of Bible portions in schools, where pos- 
sible, would tend to increase Bible study. Churches should, by all 
means, urge definite Bible study in all its organizations. Stories 
about the Bible will not take the place of studying the Word. 

Saebath — Your Committee has no reports from the churches 
on this vital matter. Widespread desecration of the Sabbath is 
evident. The world as well as the church is losing by this lack of 
appropriate Sabbath observance. So many changes have been 
made in social, domestic, and economic conditions that these must 
be taken into account in serious study of the question. Some new 
lines may have to be drawn, if a satisfactory solution of the prob- 
lem is reached. 

I 

Family Religion — Less than 10% of our homes are reported 
as having family worship. This is all the data at hand. In spite 
of its seeming unpopularity, your Committee is heartily in favor 
cf Family Religion, and sincerely recommends it as conducive to 
a higher type of Christian living by those claiming to be mem- 
bers of Christian homes. 

F. M. Hawley, Chairman. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming reported for the Committee on 
Flora Macdonaid College Development Program, also a 
brief report of the Year's Work at Flora Macdonaid. 
This report was received as information. 

The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax re- 
ported that all except 14 of those in arrears when the 
Commission was appointed had paid in full or an adjusted 
tax and as a result Presbytery had been able to pay the 
Synod in full and a good bit of the arrears to the General 
Assembly had been met. This was received as informa- 
tion. 

Rev. J. S. Cook led Presbytery in prayer for peace 
and for our boys in the camps. 

The report of the Presbytery's Home Missions Com- 
mittee was received as information and the following 
recommendations were adopted : 



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1. That each pastor prayerfully endeavor to see that his 
church meets the apportionment for Presbytery's Home Missions. 

2. That the following apportionments be made subject to the 
condition that funds be received sufficient to meet them. This 
budget subject to change by the Committee as occasion may re- 
quire : 



Pittsboro Group $ 350.00 

Glenwood 300.00 

Leaksville-El Bethel 150.00 

Shiloh-Piedmont 200.00 

Milton Group 420.00 

Speedwell Group 800.00 

Riverview 240.00 

Little River Group 100.00 

Yanceyville Group 300.00 

Bessemer 700.00 

Gulf Group 600.00 

East Burlington for Summer Worker. 50.00 

Salary of Supt. and Treasurer 1,200.00 

Traveling Expenses 300.00 

M. A. F. Dues for Workers 402.00 



Total $6,112.00 



3. That the month of June be designated as the time for sup- 
plementary offerings for Synod's and Presbytery's Home Missions, 
and that an offering be taken in all our Churches, Auxiliaries and 
Sunday Schools for these causes, two-thirds of the offerings to go 
to Presbytery's Home Missions and one-third to Synod's Home Mis- 
sions. We recommend that the Second Sunday of June be appointed 
as the time for the offering in Churches and Sunday Schools, and 
that the Auxiliaries take the offering at their June meeting. 

4. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be reelected Superintendent for one 
year at a salary of $1,200, plus 5c per mile additional, traveling ex- 
pense not to exceed $300. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

In connection with the above report the report of the 
Treasurer of Home Missions was received and admitted 
to record as follows : 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF HOME MISSIONS 

All the Home Mission workers have been paid their salaries in 
full for the year, and we have a small balance on hand to begin 
another year. We are glad to report that some of the churches have 
increased their contributions during the past year. The following 
fifteen churches have paid in full or overpaid their apportionments, 
viz: Bethany, Church of Covenant, East Burlington, El Bethel, 
Graham, Greenwood, Hawfields, Haywood, Little River, Pittsboro, 
Reidsville, Riverview, Smyrna, Westminster, and Brentwood. 

Receipts and disbursements were as follows: 



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Receipts : 

Balance from last year 
Receipts for the year 



8.75 
5,801.78 



Total 



$ 5,810.53 $ 5,810.53 



Disbursements : 



Salaries of Workers 

M. A. F. Dues 

Expense Account __ 



$ 5,241.50 
443.37 
11.88 



Total 



$ 5,696.75 



5,696.75 



Balance at end of year 

Received since end of year 



$ 113.78 
574.71 



Total 



$ 688.49 

C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 



The request of Rev. C. L. Wicker that owing to ill 
health he be allowed to retire from his Home Mission 
Field — the Gulf-Cumnock-Farmville Group of churches — 
was presented by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent of 
Presbytery's Home Missions, and he was honorably re- 
tired, effective April 1, 1941. 

Revs. C. E. Hodgin and M. S. Huske were appointed 
to write Brother Wicker expressing the appreciation of 
the Presbytery for his splendid services, and Presbytery 
voted to be led in prayer at the taking of recess for the 
recovery of his health. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution : 

That Orange Presbytery set June 8th as Presbyterian Junior 
College Day, that our pastors call the attention of our people to 
the College, and ask their prayers for the school, and distribute the 
literature which will be sent to each church ; that the taking of an 
offering for the College be optional with each Church. 

The Committee on Evangelism made verbal report 
through the chairman of the committee. The report was 
received as information. 

The report of the Standing Committee on Synod's 
Minutes was received as information. 

The Standing Committee on Sessional Records made 
the following report which was adopted, and the Com- 
mittee commended for its diligence : 

4,» That the Records of the following Churches be approved 
without exception: Red House, Fairfield, Mt. Vernon Springs, 



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Piedmont, Church of Covenant, Efland, Goldston, Griers, High 
Point, New Hope, Bethesda, Buffalo (G), Pleasant Grove, El 
Bethel, Leaksville, Bessemer, Pittsboro, Cross Roads, Glenwood, 
Greensboro 1st, Eno, Chape] Hill, Riverview, Springwood, Bethel, 
East Burlington, Community, Stony Creek, White Hill, Euphronia, 
Reidsville, Buffalo (L), St. Andrews, Mebane, Sanford, Hillsboro, 
Brentwood, Shiloh, Yanceyville, Pocket, Graham, Bethlehem, and 
Hawfields. 

2. The following approved with the exceptions noted: 

Haywood — Did not hold four meetings. 

Asheboro and Alamance — Deacon's books not examined 
or approved. 

Westminster — Baptisms not recorded. 

Bethany — Deacon's books not examined or approved. 

3. The following records contained no certified report: 

Little River, Burlington 1st, Spray, Gilead, and Milton. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. P. Jones, Chairman. 
In connection with the above report the certified blank 
was amended by striking out the item regarding record 
of Communion Services. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Nominations, as follows : 

Permanent Clerk, to fill out unexpired term of Rev. J. W. 
Mann (removed) — Rev. S. W. DuBose. 

Trustee of Davidson College — Rev. C. E. Hodgin (class 1945) 
re-elected. 

Flora Macdonald College (Class 1944) — Revs. A. V. Gibson, 
and D. J. Blackwell, Mr. H. D. Jones and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

Peace College (1947) — Rev. W. M. Baker, relected. 

Glade Valley High School (1943)— Re-elect Jas. N. Benton, 
C. C. McLean, and Paul Ingle. 

Hawfields Anniversary Fund — Re-elect McBride Holt (1942). 

Presbytery's Home Mission (1944) — Revs. J. M. Millard, and 
C. G. Smith, and Mr. J. W. Simpson. 

Foreign Missions — Re-elect Rev. J. E. Adkins (1944). 

Assembly's Home Missions — (1944) Rev. John C. Whitley. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — (1944) Re-elect 
Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

Religious Education — (1944) Rev. S. S. Wiley, re-elect Rev. 
R. F. Whitley, and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger. 

Woman's Work (1944)— Re-elect Rev. D. J. Blackwell. 

Educational Institutions (1944) — Re-elect Rev. P. H. Gwynn. 

Orphans (1944)— Rev. E. L. Beall. 

Bible Cause (1944)— Rev. A. D. Carswell. 

Stewardship (1944) — Re-elect Rev. L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. 
Robert D. White. 



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Vacancies on Permanent Committees — 

Examining Committee: 

Languages — Rev. M. W. Graham. 
English Bible— Rev. L. T. Edgerton. 

Commission on Minister and His Work — Rev. J. R. McGregor, 
re-elect Mr. H. W. Scott (1944). 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly were elected : 



PRINCIPALS 

Rev. S. W. DuBose 
Rev. S. S. Wiley 
Rev. J. S. Cook 
Rev. J. T. Barham 



MINISTERS 

ALTERNATES 



Rev. Jno. C. Whitley 
Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D. 
Rev. E. H. Clarke 
Rev. M. W. Graham 



elders 



J. E. Williams Robert Lee N^eal 

J. H. Tate C. C. McLean 

John A. Dalrymple E. A. Ranson 

J. W. Latta Allen D. Tate 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

Churches delinquent in payment of Prebbyterial Tax 

for 1940-'41 



Buffalo (L) $ 7.00 

Burlington 2nd 12.00 

Cumnock 1.00 

Euphronia 2.00 

Farmville 2.00 

Glenwood 12.00 

Griers 2.00 

Gulf 4.00 

Haywood 1.00 

Little River 8.00 

N. Eno 1.00 

Pocket 3.00 

Red House 5.00 

Smyrna 2.00 

Speedwell 3.00 

Stoneville 5.00 

Current Expense Account 1940-'41 

Balance on hand April 11, 1940 $ 737.40 



Receipts April 11, 1940, to April 3, 1941 2,434.28 

$3,171.68 



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DISBURSEMENTS 

General Assembly's Dues $ 946.35 

Synod's Dues, 1940 $ 246.52 

Balance Old Account 193.25 

439.77 

Salaries: Stated Clerk $ 200.04 

Treasurer 150.00 

Permanent Clerk 25.00 

375.04 

Expenses of Stated Clerk — 

Stencils, Postage, etc 17.11 

Printing Minutes and Supplies — 

Minutes $ 174.90 

Blanks, Forms, etc 39.14 

214.04 

Expenses of Treasurer — 

$15,000 Bond $ 37.50 

500 Postcards 5.00 42.50 

Ministers Annuity Premiums — 

Stated Clerk $ 15.00 

Treasurer 11.25 

Permanent Clerk 2.50 

28.75 

Miscellaneous — 

Forwarding Protestant Relief 

From Graham $ 11.78 

Forwarding Contingent 

Fee from Bethany 4.00 

Safety Deposit Box Rent 5.55 

21.33 

Total Disbursements $2,084.89 

Balance on Hand April 3, 1941 1,086.79 

$3,171.68 

Account Payable to General Assembly $ 400.00 

treasurer's report 
Orange Presbytery, April 11, 1940, to April 3, 1941 

RECEIPTS DISBURSEMENTS 

Foreign Missions $ 7,600.16 $ 7,600.16 

Assembly's Home Missions 2,980.97 2,980.97 

Synod's Home Missions 2,074.73 2,074.73 

Presbytery's Home Missions 3,893.58 3,893.58 

Chr. Education and Min. Relief 1,901.27 1,901.27 

S. S. Exten. and Publication 661.96 661.96 

Schools and Colleges 1,780.64 1,780.64 

Union Theological Seminary 461.62 461.62 

Bible Cause 237.01 237.01 

Presbyterian Orphans' Home 2,234.77 2,234.77 



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Assembly's Training School $ 235.34 $ 235.34 

Rel. Edu. in Synod and Presbytery 671.48 671.48 

Presbytery's Tax $737.40 2,434.28 2,084.89 

(Balance April 11, 1940) 

Totals $737.40 $27,167.81 $26,818.42 

Balance April 3, 1941 $ 1,086.79 

C. G. Smith, Treasurer. 

We have audited the books and annual report of C. G. Smith, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements, except 
(16) sixteen checks totaling $5,451.62 which were in process of 
collection and which have not been paid by the bank nor shown on 
their statement of March 31, 1941. 

Of the eleven checks, totaling $601.84, outstanding April 10th, 
1940 (last audit), all have been presented at the bank and paid. 

We find the annual report correct and the balance of $1,086.79 
as shown on the report, agrees with the bank statement of March 
31, 1941, for $5,933.28, plus a deposit of $152.63 on April 1, 1941, 
and a deposit of $452.50 on April 3, 1941, less sixteen checks in the 
amount of $5,451.62 reported outstanding and not shown on bank 
statement of March 31, 1941. 

This 11th day of April, 1941, 

James B. Neely, 
C. Don Alexander, 
B. W. Woodley, 

Auditing Committee. 

The report of the Standing Auditing Committee approving the 
above Report of Treasurer and Audit was adopted. 

W. A. Pate, Chairman, 
Allen Tate, 
J. A. Barnwell, 

Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON 
PRINTED MINUTES OF PRESBYTERY 

The printed Minutes of Orange Presbytery from July 16, 
1940, to October 15, 1940, printed by the Press -of Oxford Orphan- 
age, Oxford, N. C. 

We would call attention to the splendid work of printing, and 
especially to the accuracy and dignified presentation of the mat- 
ter contained in this printed minute — and move its approval — and 
in appreciation of the splendid work of our Stated Clerk, Rev. 
N. N. Fleming, I move that we extend to him a rising vote of 
thanks for his accurate painstaking work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

N. R. Claytor. 



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The Committee on Statistical Reports made report 
which was adopted and permission to amend was granted 
to the Stated Clerk. The amended report is as follows : 



Number of Churches 67 

Ministers 40 

Candidates 7 

Elders 403 

Deacons 486 

Members received by Profession 507 

Members received by Letter 549 



Total 1,056 

Total Membership 14,519 

Baptisms: Adult 348 

Infant 144 



Total 492 

Sunday School Enrollment 11,215 

Benevolences : 

Foreign Missions $ 23,503.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 5,457.00 

Christian Edu. and Min. Relief__ 9,426.00 
Religious Edu. and Publication,. 2,065.00 

Assembly's Training School 780.00 

Bible Cause 392.00 

Synod's Home Missions 3,829.00 

Homes 14,069.00 

Synod's Religious Education 1,196.00 

Educational Institutions 3,843.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 6,662.00 

Pastor's Salaries 68,523.00 

Current Expenses 101,063.00 

Congregational Missions 4,708.00 

Building Expense 137,588.00 

Miscellaneous 3,531.00 

Respectfully submitted, N. R. Claytor, Chairman. 



Presbytery received the report of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, and adopted 
the recommendations as follows : 

1. That Don Austin, a second-year student at Presbyterian 
Junior College, be recommended for a loan of $60.00 from the 
funds of candidates for the ministry for the present year. 

2. That the following widows of ministers, and retired min- 
isters be recommended for the following amounts from Ministe- 
rial Relief: 



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Mrs. Inez B. Caldwell $216.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth W. T. Crawford 216.00 

Mrs. Ella Thorn 216.00 

Mrs. Helen E. Deans 204.00 

Mrs. Mary W. Rankin 180.00 

Mrs. Lula J. Palmer (negro) 144.00 

Rev. Robert C. Gilmore, D.D 360.00 



We have received a letter of gratitude from each of these ben- 
eficiaries expressing their thanks to the Church for the funds 
which they receive each month. 

W. M. Baker, 

K. L. Whittington. 

The Stated Clerk stated that Volume VIII of the 
Printed Minutes had been bound, to be placed in the His- 
torical Foundation at Montreat. 

The Summer Meeting of Presbytery was announced 
for New Hope Church, near Hillsboro, July 15, at 10:00 
a. m. 

Rev. J. E. Adkms, Chairman of the Sub-committee on 
Sunday School Work made report which was received as 
information. 

The Committee on Religious Education made report; 
pending its adoption Presbytery heard the Sub-chairmen 
of the Committee on the Summer Conferences and other 
matters, the recommendations were then adopted, and 
with the Sunday School Statistics follow: 

The following statistical report is compiled from the reports 
to Presbytery: 



Number of Schools 62 

Churches not reporting 7 

Total Enrollment 11,154 

Added on confession from S. S 378 

Contributions : 

Foreign Missions $ 1,333.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 259.00 

Christian Edu. and Min. Relief___ 251.00 

Religious Edu. and Publication 791.00 

Assembly's Training School 25.00 

Bible Cause 80.00 

Synod's Home Missions 141.00 

Synod's Religious Education 178.00 

Homes 3,316.00 

Educational Institutions 215.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 465.00 

Current Expenses 9,583.00 

Other Contributions 3,133.00 



Grand Total All Contributions $20,621.00 



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RECOMMENDATIONS 

1st. That every Sunday School in our Presbytery take an 
offering for Synod's Religious Education Work on April 20th, or 
as soon after that as possible. 

2nd. That we plan to hold a Vacation Bible School in every 
Sunday School within our bounds. Those wishing help may apply 
to Rev. A. P. Dickson, Chairman of Sub-committee on Children's 
Division. 

3rd. That every minister be urged to teach definite Bible 
courses to his officers and leaders this year as an effective means 
of equipping our teachers and leaders to teach the children and 
youth of our church. 

4th. That each congregation take steps to discover unreached 
families and neighborhoods within easy distance, using the facili- 
ties offered by the Richmond office to make this effective. 

5th. That our new Pioneer Sunday School materials be com- 
mended to each Sunday School for use in the Intermediate De- 
partment, and the new Vacation Bible School course, "How to Use 
the Bible," be recommended for use in the Vacation Bible Schools. 

6th. That steps be taken looking to a men's organization in 
the Presbytery in order to undergird our Presbytery's work and 
to secure closer cooperation from our unreached laymen. 

O. C. Williamson, 

For the Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
MINISTERS' SALARIES 

Your Committee respectfully submits: 

That it is in full sympathy with the cause of those who 
espouse standards of better pay for our preachers, believing that 
"the labourer is worthy of his hire," and that every minister in 
our Presbytery is entitled to a decent living, even as little as 
$1,500 a year and a manse, but we hesitate to recommended to Pres- 
bytery that it take such drastic action in the relationship of 
church and pastor, and we therefore report unfavorably on the 
resolution. 

Tom Henderson, Substitute Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess, prayer being offered for the 
recovery of Rev. C. L. Wicker. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 p. m., and was opened 
with the singing of a hymn and prayer by Rev. W. M. 
Baker. 

The following Resolution of Thanks having been pre- 
sented at the supper hour is spread on our minutes: 



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We, the members of Orange Presbytery, wish to express the 
gratitude of our hearts to this historic church for the very fine 
hospitality accorded us here today. 

Our actions speak even louder than our words when we say 
that we enjoyed immensely the two bountiful meals so graciously 
served us. We will be looking forward to another meeting with 
you. Roy F. Whitley, 

Robert L. Neal, 
Sidney Green. 

Miss Minnie Garrison presented the following His- 
torical Sketch of Cross Roads Church, which was adop- 
ted as read : 

HISTORY OF CROSS ROADS CHURCH 

This church is in Alamance County, which until the year 1849 
formed a part of Orange, and is situated about five miles north of 
Mebane, N. C, State Highway 119. 

The first church was a wooden structure in a beautiful oak 
grove, south of the present cemetery. 

The minutes of this church were lost on their way to or from 
Presbytery between the years 1818-1820. And all the early records 
of Orange Presbytery were lost in the house of Dr. Witherspoon, 
stated clerk of Presbytery in Hillsboro in the year 1827. It is im- 
possible to fix the precise date of this church. In the manual of 
Orange Presbytery it is fixed at 1792. This is based upon a book 
of statistics made up by some unknown stated clerk. 

The organization of this church was doubtless some years 
previous to this, as there is still on file in Hillsboro courthouse a 
deed in conveyance of land from James Morrow to William Mor- 
row, Alex Anderson, Levi McAll, James Forest, Elders. Dated, 
March 6, 1790. 

*The organization must have been sometime previous to this 
conveyance, probably organized as early as 1783 or 1784 by Jacob 
Lake or Rev. John Debow, who was pastor of Hawfields at that 
time. 

The first regular minister of whom we have any certain know- 
ledge was the Rev. William Hodges under whom in 1792 the Haw- 
fields and Cross Roads churches were grouped under one pastorate 
and continued until 1906 — a period of 114 years. 

The earliest church records of session in our possession began 
in 1820, with a membership of 240. 

The congregation is descended from an ancestry who came to 
this section from Pennsylvania and Maryland in the early settle- 
ment of this region. 

Pastor, Rev. William Hodges. 

Elders: James Mebane, William Bingham, William Mebane, 
William Murray, Thomas Pendergrast, William Gattis, Elijah 
Pickard, Peter Walker, John Forrest, George Faucette. On the old- 
est church rolls are names of: Anderson, Bingham, Barnhill (now 
spelled Barnwell), Eccles, Ector, Faucette, Forest, Goodloe, Griffis, 
Cox, Gattis, Hall, Lynch, Morrow, Moore, Murray, Mebane, McAu- 

* Prom Rev. William H. Foote, Sketches pp. 226-374. 



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ley, McAll, Mitchell, Pickard, Pendergrast, Walker, Tate and Vin- 
cent. 

In 1801 we have this incident taken from Rev. William H. 
Foote. Sketches pp. 222, 228, 378-9. 1801-1818— Rev. William D. 
Paisley, Pastor. 

In August, 1801, a communion season was held at Cross Roads, 
in Orange County. The stated minister, William Paisley, was as- 
sisted by Rev. Dr. Caldwell and Leonard Pratcher, two young licen- 
tiates, Hugh Shaw and Ebenezer B. Currie. Nothing of special in- 
terest appeared in the congregation during the days preceding the 
Sabbath or during the administration of the ordinance. Great sol- 
emnity prevailed mingled with evident anxiety as well as prayer 
among christians, that God would bless the Congregation and re- 
vive His work. On Monday, the 28th, the public services were con- 
ducted by Messrs. Pratcher and Shaw without any expression or 
appearance of emotion among the people. The pastor arose to dis- 
miss the people intending first to say a few words expressive of his 
sorrow that apparently no advance had been made in bringing sin- 
ners to God. Overwhelmed with his sensations of distress that God 
had imparted no blessing to his people, he stood silent a few mo- 
ments and then sat down. A solemn stillness pervaded the congre- 
gation. In a few moments he arose again : before he uttered a word 
a young man from Tennessee, who had been interested in the revival 
there, and had been telling the people of Cross Roads, during the 
meeting, much about the state of things in the West, raised up his 
hands and cried out, "Stand Still and See the Salvation of God." 
In a few moments the silence was broken by sobs, groans and cries, 
rising commingled from all parts of the house. All thoughts of dis- 
missing the congregation at once vanished. 

The remainder of the day was spent in the exercises of prayer, 
exhortation, singing, personal conversation, and midnight came be- 
fore the congregation could be persuaded to go to their respective 
homes. The excitement continued for a length of time. And many 
were hopefully converted to God. No irregularities appeared in the 
commencement of the great excitement in North Carolina. The sobs 
and groans and cries for mercy were unusual, but seemed justified 
by the deep feeling of individuals on account of the great interest 
concerned. 

In October following, the usual fall communion was held in 
Hawfields, the other part of Mr. Paisley's charge. The expression 
of feeling was great from the first. The people from Cross Roads 
were there in their fervency of excitement and hope. And multi- 
tudes whom the report of what had been done at the August meet- 
ing drew together, were full of expectation, some wondering and 
some seeking their salvation. People from a distance came in their 
wagons and remained on the ground all night. 

The meeting was continued for five days without intermission; 
the various religious services of prayer, singing, sermons, exhorta- 
tions and personal conversations succeeding each other with short 
intervals for refreshment during the day, and a few hours for 
sleep during the night. Impressions of a religious nature were very 
general and very deep. 

This was the first camp meeting in North Carolina. Once or 
twice a year the congregation assembled at their usual place of wor- 
ship and continued on the ground some three or four days. 



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This custom has its conveniences in accommodating those who 
live at a distance from regular preaching and also its inconvenien- 
ces and is differently estimated in different neighborhoods, and is 
passing away from some, but was retained in Cross Roads and 
Hawfields in its original spirit, until discontinued in 1853 or '54 of 
camp meeting at either church. 

1819-1842— Rev. Ezekiel B. Currie, Pastor. 

During his pastorate, Cross Roads Sabbath School was organ- 
ized. 

1843-1873 — Rev. Anderson G. Hughes, Pastor. 
Rev. Hughes died in Cross Roads pulpit. 

1873-1882— Rev. Calvin N. Morrow, Pastor. 

During Mr. Morrow's pastorate the present brick church was 
built. Building Committee: William J. Murray, Andrew Murray, 
James W. Lea, Robert A. Hodge, William P. Barnwell, James An- 
derson and William Walker. 

Capt. B. F. White and Andrew Murray were appointed to buy 
two acres for church building and ground. This land was deeded 
from John C. Vincent and wife, Abeline, to Cross Roads Church, 
August 25, 1877, 2.2 acres were added to the land of the old church. 
Capt. B. F. White and Calvin J. Richmond added to the Building 
Committee. In 1776 Samuel J. Crawford was appointed on the 
Building Committee in place of Calvin J. Richmond, and George C. 
Faucette in place of Mr. Anderson. 

The corner stone was laid in September, 1876, with Rev. Archi- 
bald Currie, of Graham, master of ceremonies. Brown Gordon, Ar- 
chitect and Builder. The first worship and communion service held 
in the new church June, 1877, (though the walls were not plastered 
nor painting of the wood work done) . The church is capable of 
seating 600 persons. 

Pastor — 'Rev. C. N. Morrow. 

Elders: John G. Walker, Dr. B. B. Walker, Capt. B. F. White, 
William J. Murray, J. Green Tate and W. J. Walker. 

Church communicants 163. 

Family names on roll : Anderson, Barnwell, Crawford, Hodge, 
Faucette, Lea, Murray, Mitchell, Sellars, Tate, Vincent, Walker, 
White, Pickett, McAdams, Richmond, Patton and Lynch. 

The old church, which seated about 325, was reserved to be 
used for a Session House and Academy. Later sold to J. W. Stain- 
back and converted into the present store. 

1884-1889— Rev. Samuel H. Chester, Pastor. 

1890- 1891— Rev. G. W. Wilson, Pastor. 

1891- 1908— Rev. R. W. Culbertson, Pastor. 

During Rev. Culbertson's pastorate, Cross Roads and Haw- 
fields Churches were separated in 1906. Rev. R. W. Culbertson ac- 
cepted the call to Cross Roads. The parsonage at Mebane was sold 
to Samuel G. Morgan for approximately $3,500. 

Our present manse was built in 1906. Soon after this division 
Stony Creek was grouped with this field. 



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1908-1919— Rev. W. O. Sample, Pastor. 

During his pastorate the Ladies' Aid was organized in 1909 
with about seventeen members. 

1921-1925— Rev. W. P. Robertson, Pastor. 

During his pastorate young people's work was organized. 

1926-1939— Rev. J. S. Jones, Pastor. 

During his pastorate the Hut was built in 1927. Cross Roads 
was separated from Stony Creek Church, March, 1929. Rev. Jones 
accepted the call to Cross Roads as full time pastor. First Vacation 
Bible School was held in 1929 and has been continued every year 
since. 

Bethlehem Church was grouped with this church to have two 
Sunday afternoons each month. 

1939— Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Pastor. 

The memorial windows were installed in 1940, in memory of 
those that served their Master so faithfully and were so loyal to 
this church. The heating system was installed in 1940. 

Membership: 178 active — 44 inactive — 222 total. 

Elders: M. S. Walker, Clerk; J. H. Tate, Eugene Anderson, 
R. E. Rogers, C. A. Craddock, J. P. Pace, L. L. Garrison, J. F. 
Bowland, W. H. Young, William Anderson and J. D. Pritchett. 

Deacons: J. L. Scotton, Chairman, W. L. King, W. E. Stain- 
back, A. C. Murray, W. A. T^ate, W. Otis Tate, Henry B. Roney. 

Through the decending generations the Christian ideals of our 
forefathers have been carried on by the faithful, consecrated mem- 
bers. 

Many of our faithful, loyal members have united with church- 
es in Burlington, Greensboro, Durham, Mebane, and Graham. 

Presbyteries held at Cross Roads: 



Fail 1822 E. B. Currie, Pastor. 

Spring 1879 Calvin N. Morrow, Pastor. 

Spring 1882 __. Calvin N. Morrow, Pastor. 

Fall 1887 S. H. Chester, Pastor. 

Fall 1895 R. W. Culbertson, Pastor. 

Fall 1909 W. O. Sample, Pastor. 

Fall 1924 W. P. Robertson, Pastor. 

Spring 1930 J. S. Jones, Pastor. 

Spring 1941 L. T. Edgerton, Pastor. 



There may have been others held in the early days of our 
church. 

The Foreign Mission Committee presented its report 
and pending its adoption Presbytery heard Miss Ruby 
Satterfield, of Mebane, N. C, missionary from China, 
who brought us an inspiring and challenging message. 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 37 



The recommendations of the Committee were then 
adopted, with expression of gratitude to Miss Satterfield 
for her inspiring message. 

The recommendations are as follows: 

1. That our people be encouraged to give more thought and 
prayer to the missionary endeavor throughout the whole world. 

2. That we encourage worthy prospects who are especially 
adapted to enter the missionary field of service to take care of 
replacements which are so sorely needed. 

3. That we increase our gifts to the foreign-missionary cause 
and help to keep the Christian testimony strong throughout the 
world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. H. Clarke, Chairman. 

The minutes were approved and Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer, to meet in the New Hope Church, near Hills- 
boro, N. C, on Tuesday, July 15, 1941, at 10 :00 a. m. 

W. Kerr Scott, Moderator, 

J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 



Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



38 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



DIRECTORY— SPRING 1941 
I — Officers 

Moderator — W. Kerr Scott, Route 1, Haw River, N. C. 

Other Officers (Term Three Years) 
Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. (1942). 
Permanent Clerk— Rev. S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C. (1942). 
Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1942). 

Treasurer— Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (1943). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, 
N. C. (1943). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; Mr. R. R. King; Mr. W. 
Lacy Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Mr. T. 
D. Dupuy (1942), Rev. M. S. Huske (1943), Mr. Lunsford Rich- 
ardson (1944), Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1945). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 12 members) — 
Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. Wright, and Dr. 
Lynn Mclver (1942). Revs. O. C. Williamson, D.D.; C. F. My- 
ers, D.D.; and N. N. Fleming, and Mr. Stephen A. White (1943). 
Revs. A. V. Gibson, and D. J. Blackwell, Mr. H. D. Jones and 
Mr. E. A. Ranson (1944). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Dr. 
F. L. Knight (1944), Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) 
—Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. G. W. Stanford, and Mr. J. A. Kellen- 
berger (1942) ; Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mr. 
Paul Ingle (1943). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1942). 

Ill — Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms successively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers and 4 Elders, 
report each Stated Meeting) — Revs. W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gib- 
son— S, Mr. C. E. Scott (1942), Mr. D. H. Hall, Jr.— S, Mr. W. L. 

Sharpe (1943) ; ; Revs. J. M. Millard, and C. G. 

Smith, D.D.— S, and Mr. J. W. Simpson (1944) ; Rev. M. S. Huske, 
Convener. 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers and 1 Elder, report in 
Spring with popular Meeting) — Rev. E. H. Clarke (1942), Mr. 
P. N. Pritchett (1943), Rev. J. E. Adkins— S (1944). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 Ministers, 1 
Elder, report in Fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate (1942), Mr. A. G. Car- 
ter (1943), Rev. Jno. C. Whitley (1944). 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 39 



4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers 
and 1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker (1942), 
Dr. Henry L. Smith (1943), Rev. K. L. Whittington— S (1944). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. 0. C. Williamson, 
D.D.— S, J. E. Adkins, and Mr. R. D. Hughes (1943) ; Revs. A. P. 
Dickson, J. R. McGregor, Th.D. — S, and Mr. C. P. Robertson— S 
(1942) ; Revs. R. F. Whitley— S, Samuel S. Wiley, and Mr. J. A. 
Kellenberger — S (1944) ; Miss Katherine Carter, Secretary Re- 
ligious Education in Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers and 1 Elder, report Spring) 
—Rev. J. T. Barham (1942), Mr. W. F. Henderson— S (1943), 
Rev. D. J. Blackwell— S, (1944). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in Fall)— Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1942), Mr. J. Sam 
White (1943), Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Ph.D.— S (1944). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of Board of 
Regents is ex-officio member, report in Fall) — Rev. W. P. Jones 
(1942), Mr. E. A. Ranson (1943), Rev. E. L. Beall (1944). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, 
report in Spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D. (1942), Mr. I. C. 
Crawford— S (1943), Rev. A. D. Carswell (1944). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers and 3 Elders, report in Winter 
on apportionment, in Spring on every member canvass) — Rev. 
F. M. Hawley. D.D.— S, Mr. E. M. Underwood— S (1943); 

; Mr. J. T. Hines— S (1942) ; Rev. L. T. Edger- 

tcn— S, Mr. Robert D. White— S (1944). 

IV — Permanent Committees 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, J. T. Barham, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing (2 members, report in Spring) — Mr. James B. 
Neely, and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees, having each 
3 Ministers and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. M. W. Graham, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
J. R. McGregor, Th.D., and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, O. C. Williamson, 
D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, C. G. Smith, D.D., and 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., : . 

5. Evangelism— Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; E. E. Gillespie, 
D.D.; C. G. Smith. D.D.; Elders W. Kerr Scott and J. A. Kellen- 
berger, and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (set up in 
the Fall 1938)— Rev. J. R. McGregor, Th.D., and Mr. H. W. 
Scott^S (1944) ; Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D.— S (1942) ; Rev. N. N. 



40 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Fleming— S, and Mr. J. W. Simpson— S (1943) ; Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Convener. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S TRAINING SCHOOL 

Rev. W. E. Harrop, Chairman.. Graham, N. C. 

Rev. S. W. DuBose Hillsboro, N. C. 

Mr. Robert D. White Burlington, N. C. 

Mr. Dennis H. Hall, Jr High Point, N. C. 

Mr. J. G. Edwards Rt. 4, Jonest?oro, N. C. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS 

President of Presbyterial — Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, 23 Four- 
teenth Street, Greensboro, N. C. 

Secretary of Religious Education in Presbyterial — Mrs. R. F. 
Whitley, Yanceyville, N. C. 

President Y. P. League — Miss Sara Alice Moore, Asheboro, 
N. C. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 41 
INDEX 



Winter Adjourned and Spring Meeting 1941 

Page 

Beall, E. L., Installed — Bethel and Springwood 7 

Bethany Church, Deed To 8 

Brentwood Church, Permission to Mortgage 9 

Brown, J. F., Resigned Burlington 2nd and 

Stony Creek, Dis. to Macon 12, 13 

Chapel Hill Church, Deed To 8 

Commission on Minister and His Work, Report 19 

Commission on Arrears In Presbyterial Tax, Report 23 

Commissioners to Assembly, Elected 27 

Committee, Educational Set up 3 

Committee Reports: 

Auditing 29 

Assembly's Training School Campaign 10 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion 23 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 30 

Foreign Missions 37 

Flora Macdonald College Development Program — 23 

Minister's Salaries 9, 10, 32 

Mary I. Smith Fund 9 

Nominations 9, 26 

Orders 2, 15 

Presbytery's Home Missions 23 

Printed Minutes of Presbytery 29 

Religious Education ! 31 

Sessional Records 25 

Statistics 30 

Stewardship 4, 6, 22 

Thanks 11, 32 

Woman's Work 17 

Committees, Standing, Appointed 3, 18 

Communion Service 7, 17 

Cross Roads Church, Sketch Of 33, 36 

Directory, Spring 1941 38 

Docket 2, 15 

DuBose, S. W., Temporary Clerk 15 

Permanent Clerk 26 

Fleming, N. N. — Devotional Service 1 

Kerchner, Mrs. Chas. E. — Presbyterial President Introduced.. 7 

Report By 17 

Mann, J. W., Resigned Fairfield, Eno, Little River 19 

Dismissed to Concord 20 

Resolutions To 20, 21 



42 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Page 

Meetings of Presbytery 

Called, Burlington March 3, 1941 12 

343 Session, Cross Roads, Mebane, April 15, 1941 14 

Winter Adjourned, Greensboro 1st, Jan. 14, 1941 1 

Ministers and Military Service, Resolution on 7 

Minutes of Presbytery, Bound 11, 31 

Moore, Sara Alice, President of Y. P , 3 

Paisley, E. B., Address on A. T. S. 17 

Pate, W. A., Sermon by 14 

Presbyterian Junior College Day June 8th 25 

Roll Spring 1941 Back of Title Page 

Scott, W. Kerr, Moderator 15 

Springwood Church, Permission to Change Call 21 

Session Record Blank, Amended 26 

Soldiers' Work Plans 22 

Treasurer of Presbytery, Report 27, 29 

Wicker, C. L., Retired from Gulf Group, Committee to Write 25 

Honorably Retired 25 

Wiley S. S., Received Winston-Salem Presbytery 19 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1941. 









Officers 


Communicants 


Bap- 
tisms 




BENEVOLENT FUNDS CONTRIBUTED 


Pastors' 
Salaries 


Other Funds Contributed 


MINISTERS 
AND LICENTIATES 
NUMBER OF 
CANDIDATES 


POSTOFFICES 


CHURCHES 


Elders 


Deacons 


Added on 
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J Added on Certificate 


Whole No.. 
Communicants 


Adult 


Infant 


Total Sabbath 
School Enrollment 


Foreign Missions 


Assembly's 
Home Missions 


Christian Education 
& Ministerial Relief 


Religious Education 
1 and Publication 


Assembly's Tr. School 
) for Lay Workers 


Bible Cause 


Synod's 
1 Home Missions 


Synod's and Presby. 
Religious Edu. 


Homes 


Educational 
Institutions 


Presbytery's 
Home Missions 


Paid Direct 


Paid Indirect j 


Current Expenses 


Congregational 
Missions 


Building Expense 


Miscellaneous 
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ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES: 
SYNOD'S CAUSES : 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 
TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY: 

Foreign Missions. 

Assembly's Home Missions. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Publications and Sabbath School Work. 

Bible Cause. 

Assembly's Training School. 
Synod's Home Missions. 
Orphan's Home. 
Educational Institutions. 
Union Theological Seminary. 
Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Religious Education in Synod. 

All funds for Benevolent Causes, contributed by 
congregations, or organizations within congre- 
gations, should be sent through the 

REV. C. G. SMITH, Asheboro, N. C. 



Press Of 
OXFORD (MASONIC) ORPHANAGE 
OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA 
19 4 1 




MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
New Hope Presbyterian Church 
Chapel Hill, N. C. Rt. No. 2 
July 15, 1941 

CALLED MEETING 
Presbyterian Church 
Graham, N. C. 
May 26, 1941 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOURTH SESSION 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 14, 1941 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
Presbyterian Church 
Sanford, N. C. 
October 24, 1941 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate bequeath- 
ed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the Pres- 
bytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment 
of the Presbytery). 

BEQUESTS FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they make 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest this 
way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at the time. 

"Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or insti- 
tution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact where it 
was most needed each year." 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
New Hope Presbyterian Church 
Chapel Hill, N. C. Rt. No. 2 
July 15, 1941 

CALLED MEETING 
Presbyterian Church 
Graham, N. C. 
May 26, 1941 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOURTH SESSION 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 14, 1941 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
Presbyterian Church 
Sanford, N. C. 
October 24, 1941 



) 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL 1941 

J. E. ADKINS Rt. 1, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

E. L. BEALL Whitsett, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Rt. 1, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

1st. Lt. E. H. Clarke, Chap.__1229th Recep. Center, Ft. Dix, N. J. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Rt. 1, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Rt. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Rt. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D. D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

M. W. GRAHAM Pittsboro, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D. D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN. D. D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES . ... .Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Rt. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D. D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph. D Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D.D 217 Worth. St., Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH % Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D. D Richmond, Va. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Bessemer Branch, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

S. S. WILEY 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



CALLED MEETING 

Graham, N. C., May 26, 1941 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Presby- 
tery met on the above date in the Presbyterian Church, 
Graham, N. C, at 2:00 P. M., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Elder W. Kerr Scott, and constituted with 
prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

Ministers : W. M. Baker, Jonas Barclay, J. M. Millard, 
W. A. Pate, C. E. Hodgin, R. M. Williams, A. V. Gibson, 
J. R. McGregor, N. N. Fleming, J. E. Adkins, L. T. Ed- 
gerton, K. L. Whittington, and W. E. Harrop. 

Elders : W. Kerr Scott, Hawfields ; Allen Tate, Gra- 
ham; C. F. Southerland, Covenant; F. H. Edmiston, 
Chapel Hill ; and John W. Simpson, Greensboro 1st. 

The following call was read, found in order and taken 
up seriatim; 

Mebane, N. C, May 15, 1941 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I 
hereby call Orange Presbytery to meet in the Presby- 
terian Church, Graham, N. C, on Monday, May 26th, at 
2:00 P. M., to transact the following business if the way 
be clear: 

1. Act upon the Call of the Chapel Hill Church for 
the pastoral services of Rev. C. M. Jones. 

2. Receive Rev. C. M. Jones from Asheville Presby- 
tery, and 

3. Arrange for his installation as pastor of Chapel 
Hill Church. 

4. Transact any business growing out of the above 
items. 

W. Kerr Scott, Moderator, 
by N. N. Fleming, S. C. 

The call from the Chapel Hill Church for the pasto- 
ral services of Rev. C. M. Jones, at a salary of $2400 per 
year and a manse, also* promising to pay an amount equi- 



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44 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



valent to 7%% of the salary to the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund, was found in order. 

Rev. C. M. Jones presented letter of dismission from 
the Presbytery of Asheville and asked to be received into 
Orange Presbytery. In connection with this dismission 
the Stated Clerk read resolutions from the Brevard-Da- 
vidson River Church in appreciation of the services of 
Mr. Jones. 

Mr. Jones was examined on Experimental Religion 
by Rev. W. M. Baker (at the request of the Moderator), 
on Theology by Rev. R. M. Williams, on Church Govern- 
ment by Rev. Jonas Barclay — these examinations were 
sustained severally and as a whole and Mr. Jones was en- 
rolled after signing the obligations. 

The Call from the Chapel Hill Church having been 
previously found in order was placed in his hands and 
he signified his acceptance of the same. 

The following were appointed a Commission to install 
Rev. C. M. Jones at Chapel Hill : Revs. R. M. Williams, C. 
E. Hodgin, A. V. Gibson and Mr. Allen Tate and Mr. Jno. 
W. Simpson, the time and parts being left to the Com- 
mission. 

Presbytery fixed the quorum at one minister and one 
elder. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the New Hope Church 
near Hillsboro on Tuesday, July 15, 1941, at 10:00 A. M. 

W. Kerr Scott, Moderator, 

N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 



Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



45 



SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Chapel Hill, N. C, Rt. 2, July 15, 1941 

Orange Presbytery met on the above date in the New 
Hope Church, in its Regular Summer Adjourned Session 
at 10:00 A. M., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Elder W. Kerr Scott, and opened with prayer by Rev. 
J. S. Cook. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop conducted the devotional exerci- 
ses, using as his text, Psalms 2:1-4. 

The Roll Call showed the following to be in atten- 
dance : 

W. M. Baker J. W. Latta Mebane 

Jonas Barclay 

J. T. Barham W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

D. J. Blackwell -JBL. Holman El-Bethel 

N. R. Claytor T. E. Mays Community 

J. S. Cook M. C. Thomas Riverview 

S. W. DuBose R. H. Claytor Hillsboro 



L. T. Edgerton 



W. E. Kirkland- 
.Charlie Craddock 



Cross Roads 
__ Bethlehem 
Hawfields 



New Hope 



N. N. Fleming 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D. 
W. E. Harrop 

F. M. Hawley, D. D._ 
C. E. Hodgin, D. D._ 

M. S. Huske 

C. M. Jones 

W. P. Jones 

O. W. Perrell 



L. G. Morrow. 
.W. Kerr Scott 



..McBride Holt 

..Robt. E. Labberton 



.Graham 
Madison 



John Whitley. 
R. F. Whitley 



John Foushee 

C. C. McLean___ 
Geo. R. Garrison. 

.L. D. Cheek 

.W. F. Henderson 

C. J. Law 

W. P. Cook 



Spray 

Yanceyville 

Bethesda 

Pleasant Grove 



.Chapel Hill 

Westminster 
Stony Creek 



K. L. Whittington 

R. M. Williams 

O. C. Williamson, D. D. 



C. F. Southerland- 

Chas. W. Perry 

W. L. Sharpe 

J. F. Workman 

S. C. Maynard 

S. W. Hughes 

Fred S. Underwood 

E. A. Ranson 

Ed Carden 



Covenant 

-High Point 1st 

Alamance 

Fairfield 

East Burlington 

Eno 

Euphronia 

-Greensboro 1st 
Little River 



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The Rev. S. W. DuBose, pastor of the host church, 
made the following report on Orders which was adopted 



46 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



with the docket; the Report on Educational Institutions 
and Report of Trustees was made the first order after 
reading of Communications: 

That the Historical Sketch of New Hope Church with 
the commemoration sermon by Rev. S. K. Phillips, D.D., 
be set for 11:15, this service to be followed by the Com- 
munion. 

DOCKET 
OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Summer Adjourned Meeting 
New Hope Presbyterian Church 

NEAR HlLLSBORO, N. C. 

Tuesday, July 15th, 1941, Beginning 10:00 A. M. 
Elder W. Scott Kerr, Moderator 

1. Presbytery Constituted with Prayer and Devotional Service. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Report on Orders — S. W. DuBose, Adoption of Docket. 

4. Communications. 

5. Reading Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations. Christian 
Education Committee Report. 

7. Report of Trustees — Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley High School, 
Hawfields Endowment Fund. 

8. Hearing Representatives of Educational Institutions. 

9. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

10. Communion Service. , 

11. History of New Hope Church. 

12. Report of Committee on Religious Education — Williamson. 

13. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly — Barham, Cook, 
DuBose, Wiley, J. E. Williams, J. H. Tate, J. A. Dalrymple, 
J. W. Latta. 

14. Calls or Dismissions, Receptions of Ministers. 

15. Commission on Minister and His Work, Report — Hodgin. 

16. Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

17. Evangelism — Hodgin. 

18. Installation of Rev. C. M. Jones — R. Murphy Williams. 

19. Report of Standing Committees — 
Minutes of General Assembly. 
Installations — Hodgin, Baker, J. W. Latta. 
Nominations — Harrop, Gibson, John Willcox. 
Thanks — Whitley, Robert Lee Neal, Sydney Green. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 47 



20. Place of Next Meeting. 

21. Read and Approve Minutes. 

22. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

Standing Order — Reception of Candidates 2:00 p. m. 
The Docket for one day — no evening session. 

Note — As this is adjourned meeting the Committees of Spring 
Meeting serve through this meeting. 

The following were excused for non-attendance upon 
this meeting of Presbytery : W. T. Thompson. 

The minutes of Called Meeting of May 26, 1941, were 
read for information. 

Under reports of Trustees the following made report : 

Of Presbytery— E. E. Gillespie, C. E. Hodgin, and W. 
Lacy Sharpe; 

Of Davidson College — C. E. Hodgin and M. S. Huske. 

Of Flora Macdonald College — N. N. Fleming, E. A. 
Ranson, S. A. White, H. D. Jones, A. V. Gibson, D. J. 
Blackwell, O. C. Williamson, J. M. Millard, and Dr. Lynn 
Mclver (report later received) ; 

Peace College — Dr. F. L. Knight and Rev. W. M. Ba- 
ker ; 

Glade Valley High School— C. C. McLean, J. A. Kel- 
lenberger, J. N. Benton and D. E. Purcell; 

Hawfields Anniversary Fund — Mr. McBride Holt. 

The Clerk was instructed to insert in the minutes the 
names of those reporting and that the reports be given 
(where necessary) to the respective Committees. 

A resolution concerning Mr. J. Harvey White's ser- 
vice as Trustee of Flora Macdonald College was read and 
ordered inserted with the report of the special Commit- 
tee on Mr. White., 

Dr. H. G. Bedinger, President of Flora Macdonald 
College, was heard in the interest of the College. 

Mr. J. M. Wells, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Glade Valley High School, was heard in an ad- 
dress on that institution. 

Rev. S. K. Phillips, D.D., of Congaree Presbytery, and 
Rev. R. K. Davenport of Granville Presbytery, and Pro- 
fessor Rufus Morrow, Missionary to Mexico, were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 



48 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Presbytery entered into the Special Service Commem- 
orating the 185th Anniversary of the New Hope Church. 

Elder W. E. Kirkland read the following Historical 
Sketch of the Church which was adopted and ordered 
printed in our minutes. 

On October 11, 1932, Orange Presbytery last convened here, 
and was in session two days. At that meeting Rev. J. S. Cook was 
elected moderator. The opening sermon was preached by Rev. W. 
M. Baker from the 11th chapter of Matthew and the text was the 
• 18th verse. At that meeting Rev. Roy Whitley preached his trial 
sermon. A historical sketch of New Hope was read by the clerk of 
session, a copy of which was printed in the minutes of the Presby- 
tery of Orange, Oct. 1932. In that sketch, the situations of the four 
different churches that have been built on these grounds and the 
types of building were briefly described. Also the long line of 
ministers who had charge of them through the different periods 
of its history, was traced. 

It might be well today to speak again of these churches. The 
first church was located at the northwest corner of the old ceme- 
tery. That church was built of logs. A granite stone now marks 
the spot where it stood. The second church was built a few steps 
north of the session house and that spot too is marked by a stone 
dated 1770. Our history tells us it was a very large building though 
it too was built of logs, large logs, probably taken from the sur- 
rounding woods. It was said to have had eight corners. It was at 
this second church that a very thrilling incident occurred. We 
must remember that at that time tribes of Indians were in this 
country and the people would carry their guns to church and stack 
them around a tree. One man was left outside to watch. On one oc- 
casion during the services, a band of Red Men appeared. The sen- 
tinel gave the alarm. The congregation was of course frightened. 
The minister stopped in the midst of his sermon and as he walked 
toward the door he quickly lighted his pipe. Approaching the In- 
dians smoking he offered the pipe to the chief who took it, smoked 
and handed it back, a signal of peace, and they all walked away. 

History tells us that in 1800 a great revival was held in the 
second church. People came from a great distance and camped on 
the grounds. It was perhaps the effect of this revival which promp- 
ted the building of a new church ; the third church. The marker out 
in the churchyard marks the spot where the third church stood. It 
was built in 1805. In August, 1836, Dr. James Phillips began to 
preach in that church as stated supply and continued to serve the 
church in this relation until 1865, being a period of nearly thirty 
years. He was greatly beloved by the congregation. His life and 
history as a professor in the University of N. C. as well as a prea- 
cher of the Gospel, are well known, not only in this state, but 
through the South. 

On March 9th, 1862, this third building was burned. It was on 
a Saturday night. When Dr. Phillips and the congregation met 
Sunday morning they found the old church a smouldering heap of 
ruins. The people gathered under the trees and he preached to them 
that day from 119 Psalm 101 verse. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 49 



This third building had been a place of worship for more than 
50 years and although the people were sorely grieved to see their 
house of worship destroyed they were not discouraged and took 
immediate steps toward building a new church. 

Fourth building. This building was started during the civil 
war and was not completed until many years later. It was first 
ceiled, later plastered. I. A. Hogan, R. M. Shields and M. C. Pat- 
terson have done much work on the building, that has not only ad- 
ded to its comfort but to the appearance. 

The last pastor, before our present one, was Rev. H. S. Brad- 
shaw, who began his work here July 1905, and continued serving 
this church until 1935. In his last years, when his health began to 
fail, he was nobly assisted by his son, F. F. Bradshaw, and by other 
laymen, Mr. R. B. House, Mr. Comer and others. After Dr. Brad- 
shaw, Rev. Watt Cooper, who was then assistant pastor of the 
Chapel Hill church, preached here until he was called to North 
Wilkesboro. It was while Mr. Cooper was here that the Woman's 
Auxiliary was organized and an organization started for the young 
people. Several united with the church. 

Rev. R. F. Brown preached here awhile. It was while he was 
here the junior league was organized. After Mr. Brown, Scott Hun- 
ter, a very promising young ministerial student from the Univer- 
sity, held services here for several months. 

While we were without a pastor the services were almost re- 
gularly kept up by different ministers. Rev. Paul Garber, Rev. H. 
P. Ruppenthal, Rev. J. W. Mann. Then it was our great privilege 
and delight to have with us for awhile Dr. C. E. Hodgin of Greens- 
boro, and we believe it was in answer to his earnest prayer that 
this people might have a Leader of God's own choosing, that the 
Holy Spirit directed a delegation of four men, two from Hillsboro 
and two from New Hope, to go to Cape Charles, Va., and there 
found the man, our present pastor, Rev. S. W. DuBose. The in- 
fluence of his life and work which is now being felt here will be 
written on the pages of New Hope's future history. 

The following letter from Rev. W. T. Thompson, Mod- 
erator of Synod and a member of Orange Presbytery, 
was read: 

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
Richmond, Virginia 
Department of Religious Education 
W. Taliaferro Thompson 

July 11, 1941. 

. Dear Beloved Brethren : 

Let me on behalf of the Synod of North Carolina congratu- 
late you that through these many, long and difficult years the 
congregation of New Hope Church has had courage to build and 
rebuild, strength to abide and serve, and the spiritual vitality 
to send able and consecrated leaders into the life of both Church 
and State. 

May this be a memorable occasion, and may the noble heri- 



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tage that is yours from the past inspire the members of the 
congregation today to new faith and a fresh dedication of bodies, 
minds and spirits to our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Head of 
the Church; so that through the uncertain decades that lie ahead 
New Hope Church may continue to contribute richly to the 
advancement of His kingdom. 

W. Taliaferro Thompson. 

Rev. S. K. Phillips, D.D., of Congaree Presbytery, 
great grandson of Rev. James Phillips, D.D., who was 
pastor when the present building was erected, delivered 
the commemoration sermon from Psalms 119:101 the 
same text from which Dr. James Phillips preached on 
March 10, 1862. 

The Communion Service was conducted by Rev. S. 
W. DuBose and Rev. S. K. Phillips assisted by the follow- 
ing elders : W. F. Henderson, of Yanceyville; C. J. Law, 
Bethesda; W. L. Sharp, Alamance; McBride Holt, Gra- 
ham; C. F. Southerland, Covenant; S. W. Hughes, Eno; 
Chas. W. Perry, High Point 1st; and L. D. Cheek, Spray. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M., and was opened 
with the singing of a hymn. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee 
on Minutes of the General Assembly: S. W. DuBose, 
J. S. Cook, F. M. Hawley, C. C. McLean, and E. A. Ran- 
som 

Also to fill vacancies in Standing Committees: In- 
stallations — L. G. Morrow in J. W. Latta's place; Nom- 
inations — Geo. R. Harrison in place of John Willcox, and 
N. R. Claytor in place of A. V. Gibson; Thanks — M. C. 
Thomas, for Sydney Green, and R. H. Claytor for Robert 
Lee Meal. 

Rev. J. R. Williams of the Presbytery of Atlanta was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. O. C. Williamson was asked by the Moderator 
to preside during the report of the Committee on Chris- 
tian Education which was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. W. M. Baker. Mr. Baker reported that the re- 
quirements for Candidates had been fully met in the 
case of Robert Murphy Williams, Jr., and he having 
been previously examined by Presbytery it was ordered 



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that he be enrolled as a Candidate for the Gospel Minis- 
try. 

The Committee presented Russell Booth Fleming and 
after the required examination conducted by Rev. O. 
C. Williamson, and his answering in the affirmative 
the constitutional questions he was ordered enrolled as 
a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry; the charge to the 
Candidate was delivered by Rev. M. S. Huske. 

The complete report of the Committee was adopted. 

The following report of the Committee on Religious, 
Education was adopted : 

REPORT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
Pioneer Conference: 

The Pioneer Conference was held at Peace College, Raleigh, 
N. C, June 16-21 under the direction of Rev. Roy F. Whitley. 
There were 19 members of the Faculty, all but two of whom 
came from our own Presbytery. The theme, "Living as Chris- 
tians," based on Luke 2:52 "And Jesus increased in wisdom and 
stature and in favour with God and Man," was woven into the 
courses, recreation and vesper talks, and throughout the con- 
ference. There were 170 young people registered, which really 
crowded the facilities of the college to care for the crowd of 189. 

The Discovery groups on Art, Music, Dramatization and 
Missions were used with splendid success. Bible Courses were 
taught by Revs. J. M. Millard, C. G. Smith and O. C. William- 
son, Missions by Miss Amy Robinson of our Japan Mission, and 
Stewardship by Rev. N. N. Fleming. The vesper talks were given 
by Rev. Parks W. Wilson, pastor at Harrisonburg, Va. 

Senior Conferences: 

The Senior Conference is now in progress at Peace this 
week. The Faculty consists of 24 and the enrollment of young 
people is 103. Bible is being taught by Revs. J. R. McGregor 
and Chas. M. Jones, and other leaders are Miss Lucy Pell, Vir- 
ginia Colliver, Amelia Hough, Ethel Bateman. Rev. Paul Leslie 
Garber of Durham, is giving the vesper talks. Counselors con- 
sist of Rev. and Mrs. Malcom Graham, Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Beall, 
Rev. Earl Adkins, Warren Gaw, Mrs. W. E. Harrop, Mrs. H. O. 
Williams, Mrs. M. C. Calhoun, and others. 

Your committee feels that we have every reason to be proud 
of the records these two conferences are making this summer, 
and wishes to express to the pastors and churches our appreci- 
ation of their splendid cooperation. 

Vacation Bible School: 

From reports coming in from the field this phase of the 
program is also being faithfully carried out. A full report can- 
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Adult Adviser: 

The following action sent down by the Executive Committee 
of Religious Education of the Assembly as a suggested policy 
on Adult Advisers has been approved by Synod's Committee 
of Religious Education and recommended to the Presbyteries for 
their adoption: "One of the Adult Advisers for a Presbytery 
Young People's Council shall be a woman to be elected by the 
Presbytery's Committee of Religious Education upon nomination 
of a committee composed of one or more representatives of the 
Young People's Conference, the Chairman of Presbytery's Com- 
mittee of Religious Education and the Presbyterial Auxiliary 
President. The woman adviser shall serve for a term of two years, 
and shall be eligible for re-election for one term only. The woman 
adviser shall suggest through the Secretary of Religious Edu- 
cation ways in which the Auxiliary may assist in furthering 
young people's work, and furnish the Secretary of Religious Edu- 
cation information for report to that body. This adviser in synod, 
presbytery or local church shall not be by virtue of this office a 
member of the Auxiliary Board." We recommend the adoption 
of this policy by the Presbytery. 

For the committee, 

O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly reported their attendance: Revs. S. W. DuBose, S. 
S. Wiley, J. S. Cook, and J. T. Barham; Elders— J. E. 
Williams, J. H. Tate, J. A. Dalrymple, and J. W. Latta. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work made 
report which was admitted to record as follows: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met 
at the New Hope Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 
15, 1941, with the following present — Revs. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Chairman, F. M. Hawley and N. N. Fleming. The 
meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. Hodgin. 

The Commission voted to recommend that the calls 
from Stony Creek Church at $800 and Burlington II 
at $900 per annum and annuity payments from both 
churches for the pastoral services of Rev. 0. W. Perrell 
be found in order. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Calls from Stony Creek at $800 and annuity pay- 
ments, and from Burlington II Churches at $900 and 
annuity payments and part of the rental value of the 
Manse for Rev. O. W. Perrell, were found in order. 



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Rev. 0. W. Perrell presented letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Abingdom and asked to be re- 
ceived into Orange Presbytery. After the required ex- 
aminations which were sustained severally and as a 
whole he was received and ordered enrolled after sign- 
ing the obligation. 

The Calls from Stony Creek and Burlington II Church 
were then placed in his hands and he signified his ac- 
ceptance of the same. 

Rev. J. T. Barham presented his resignation of the 
pastorate of the Glenwood Church and asked that the 
pastoral relation be dissolved effective July 30th, and 
that he be granted letter of dismission to the Presbytery 
of Concord. The Church was heard through its represen- 
tative, expressing regret, but concurring with him in 
the request. Several of the brethren expressed their 
appreciation for the splendid work which he had done. 
Presbytery then granted the request and dissolved the 
pastoral relationship effective July 30th and granted 
Rev. J. T. Barham letter of dismission to the Presbytery 
of Concord. 

The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax made 
verbal report which was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Spe- 
cial Committee to draw Resolution of Appreciation for 
the splendid services of Mr. J. Harvey White, retiring 
Trustee of Flora MacDonald College: 

The Presbytery of Orange, upon the resignation of Mr. J. Har- 
vey White as a member of the Board of Trustees of Flora Mac- 
donald College, after 32 years of faithful service, wishes to bear 
testimony to his unfailing loyalty and active interest in the in- 
stitution. 

For this long and faithful period of service the Presbytery 
feels deeply indebted to Mr. Wlhite, and further feels that the life 
and work of the College has been greatly enhanced by his presence 
in the Board Meetings, and by his good work as a friend of Flora 
Macdonald College. 

We accept, with sincere regret, the resignation of Mr. White, 
and earnestly pray God's richest blessing on him as he continues 
his work in the kingdom. 

We recommend that a copy of this resolution be placed in the 
hands of Mr. White and the President of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege, and that a copy be spread on the Minutes of Orange Pres- 
bytery. \\r. E. Harrop, Chairman, 

L. T. Edgerton, 

A. V. Gibson, Special Committee. 
— appointed at the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 



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The following Paper of Appreciation of the Ser- 
vices of Mr. J. Harvey White, Trustee of Flora Macdon- 
ald College, was presented by Rev. Henry G. Bedinger, 
President of the College, having been previously adop- 
ted, is inserted here by order of Presbytery: 

Orange Presbytery elected Mr. J. Harvey White a Trustee 
of Flora Macdonald College in the fall of 1909. For thirty- 
two years he has been an active and faithful Trustee. He has 
served as Viee-Chairman of the Board, as member of the Execu- 
tive Committee, and as a member of the Endowment Invest- 
ment Committee. His services have been invaluable. 

Mr. White, in addition to his personal services, has made 
generous financial contributions. He and Mrs. White made the 
first and greatest contribution to the Flora Macdonald College 
Development Program. He and his brother, William Elliott White, 
and their sister, Mrs. Mary White Carlton, endowed the White 
Chair of Biology in honour of their parents, James Wilson and 
Emma Holt White. 

By his services, his gifts, and his prayers Mr. J. Harvey 
White has been one of the leaders in making Flora Macdonald 
College the fountain of blessing which it has been to young wo- 
men, the Church and the State. 

The following Report of the Committee on Thanks 
was read and adopted : 

We wish to express our gratitude to New Hope Church, her 
pastor and members for the fine spirit of hospitality shown 
us in the Mid-Summer Meeting of Orange Presbytery. We were 
inspired and helped by the timely message of Dr. Phillips as the 
Commemoration Speaker. We especially wish to thank the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary for the bountiful meal served us and for the 
cordial spirit of their entertainment. We hope it will be our 
privilege to return soon to this historic church and to this good 
people. 

Roy F. Whitley, Chairman, 

R. H. Claytor, 

M. C. Thomas, Committee. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Wie recommend that Revs. L. T. Edgerton, R. F. Whitley, 
and W. E. Harrop with Elders George R. Garrison and C. D. 
Covington be appointed a Commission to install Rev. O. W. Per- 
rell on the first Sunday of August (August 3) as pastor of Stony 
Creek and Burlington Ilnd Churches. 

At Stony Creek at 11:00 A. M., Rev. L. T. Edgerton to pre- 
side and preach, Rev. R. F. Whitley to charge the pastor, and Elder 
C. D. Covington to charge the congregation. 

At Burlington Ilnd at 7:30 p. m., Rev. R. F. Whitley to 



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preside and preach, Rev. L. T. Edgerton to charge the pastor, 
and Elder C. D. Covington to charge the congregation. 

One minister and one elder to constitute a quorum. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
W. M. Baker, Committee. 

The Committee on Evangelism reported through its 
chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, calling attention to As- 
sembly's plans for a Secretary on Evangelism, and rec- 
ommending that we strive to hold meetings in every 
church, and that all observe World-wide Communion 
Sunday, Oct. 5th. The report was adopted. 

A brief report from Presbyterian Junior College was 
read for information. 

Presbytery adopted the following Overture to Synod : 

Whereas: The Board of Regents at Barium Springs Orph- 
anage composed of 20 members has at present only two mem- 
bers who are ministers, and these two are in the same year class, 
and, 

Whereas: We believe that the spiritual training of these 
boys and girls is the most important work of the institution, and, 

Whereas: For this phase of the work ministers are espe- 
cially trained and are needed to have oversight of that part 
of the work of the institution, 

Therefore: Orange Presbytery respectfully overtures the Sy- 
nod of North Carolina in session at Barium Springs in Septem- 
ber 1941 to provide, through instructions to its Nominating Com- 
mittee, or otherwise as may be necessary, for a larger propor- 
tion of ministers on the Board of Regents of Barium Springs 
Orphanage. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Chas. M. 
Jones at Chapel Hill reported that because of certain 
circumstances the installation had been postponed. 

The following report of Special Committee on Min- 
utes of the Assembly was adopted: 

The Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly beg to 
advise that the printed volume is too voluminous for us to even 
attempt to make any special recommendations at this time, but 
we recommend that our pastors bring to the attention of their 
respective sessions any and all matters that are referred to 
Presbyteries and Synods to be acted upon prior to the meeting 
of the General Assembly in 1942. 

J. S. Cook, 

E. A. Ranson, 

C. C. McLean, Committee. 



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Mr. C. C. McLean was given permission to contact 
Bible Classes in the interest of securing funds for Glade 
Valley High School. 

The following report of the Nominating Committee 
was adopted : 

That the following be elected to fill vacancies in Executive 
and permanent Committees : 

R. M. Williams in place of J. K. Roberts, (removed from our 
bounds), on Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions (1944). 

S. W. DuBose in place of J. W. Mann (removed) on Steward- 
ship (1942). 

N. R. Claytor in place of J. W. Mann on Historical Committee. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the High Point 
1st Church to hold our Mid-Winter Meeting with that 
Church. 

And also the invitation of the Buffalo (G) Church to 
hold the Fall Meeting of Presbytery in that Church. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made report on special offerings 
for Presbytery's and Synod's Home Missions stressing 
the needs of funds, the small response and appealing for 
offerings from more of the churches. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee 
upon motion to investigate irresponsible and free lance 
ministers and isms which are more and more coming in- 
to our communities: Revs. W. P. Jones, W. E. Harrop, 
and R. M. Williams (Committee). 

Dr. Phillips Russell, a descendant of Dr. James Phil- 
lips, exhibited to the Presbytery a Bible which had be- 
longed to Dr. James Phillips. 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with the singing of "Blest Be The Tie That 
Binds", and prayer to meet in the Buffalo Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, October 14th, 1941, at 
10:00 A. M f 

W. Kerr Scott, Moderator, 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, October 14, 1941. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 344th Stated 
Session on the above date in the Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C, at 10:00 A. M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Elder W. Kerr Scott, and consti- 
tuted with prayer by Rev. S. W. DuBose. 

The Moderator delivered the opening address on "The 
Country Church." 

After the singing of a hymn Rev. C. E. Hodgin led in 
prayer. 

The roll call showed the following to be in attendance : 

Ministers Elders Churches 

J. E. Adkins M. C. Loy Shiloh 

W. G. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay 

E. L. Beall S. C. Stewart Spring-wood 

R. M. Huffines Bethel 

D. el. Blackwell N. H. McCallum Leaksville 

A. D. Carswell 

N. R. Claytor 

A. P. Dickson Tom A. McKnight Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose Sydney Green Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton M. S. Walker Cross Roads 

C. W. Stanford Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming- W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop L. R. Crutchfield Bethany 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

C. M. Jones Dr. Paul Wager Chapel Hill 

W. P. Jones Harvey Dick Westminster 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D J. Lawson Dick Burlington 1st 

J. M. Millard J. M. Phipps Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D C. O. Forbis Greensboro 1st 

W. A. Pate R. A. Watson, Sr Jonesboro 

T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

O. W. Perrell J. S. Waynick Burlington Ilnd 

C. G. Smith E. L. Ray Asheboro 

W. T. Thompson, D.D 

John C. Whitley 

R. F. WJiitley Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

D. W. Wright Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

K. L. Whittington W. A. Aydelett, Sr Bessemer 

S. S. Wiley. 



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Ministers Elders Churches 

R. M. Williams C. W. Fowler Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D 

S. C. Maynard East Burlington 

R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. E. Latta Little River 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

—30 —30 



Rev. D. J. Blackwell was elected Moderator and Rev. 
John Whitley was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. D. A. Swicord, 
Presbytery of Southwest Georgia, and Rev. H. H. H alley 
of the Christian Church. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson, pastor of the host church, wel- 
comed the Presbytery and made report on orders which 
with the docket was adopted as follows: 

That Presbytery observe the Sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper at 12:00 M., after which take recess until 1:30 
P. M. Reconvene at 1 :30 and adjourn at will. The fol- 
lowing is the docket: 

DOCKET 
OF 

344th Stated Session Of Orange Presbytery 

Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Tuesday, October 14, 1941, 10:00 a. m. 
Elder W. Kerr Scott, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with Prayer and Sermon. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Committee on Orders — Dickson. Adoption of Docket. 

4. Reading of Communications. 

5. Communion Service led by Moderator and Pastor of Host 
Church. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

1. Installations (3 members). 

2. Nominations (5 members). 

3. Auditing (3 members). 

4. Thanks (3 members). 

7. Unfinished Business — Minutes of General Assembly. 



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8. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations, Report 
through Committee on Christian Education — Baker. 

9. Calls or Dismissals. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

11. Statistical Report to Synod — Fleming. 

12. Report of Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

13. Report of Commission to Install Rev. C. M. Jones at Chapel 
Hill — R. M. Williams, Of Commission to Install Rev. O. W. 
Perrell at Burlington Ilnd and Stony Creek — Roy Whitley. 

14. Report of Executive Committees: 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions — Huske and Hodgin. 

2. Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions — Pate. 

3. Church Educational and Ministerial Relief and Mary I. 
Smith Fund — Baker. 

4. Educational Institutional — Blackwell. 

5. Orphans — W. P. Jones. 

6. Religious Education — Williamson. 

15. Report of Special Committee on Assembly's Training School — 
Harrop. 

16. Report of Treasurer of Presbytery. 

17. Report of Standing Committees. 

18. Report of Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Flem- 
ing. 

19. Unfinished Business. 

20. Place of Next Meeting. 

21. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 

2:00 P. M.— Reception of Candidates. 
2:30 P. M. — Popular Meeting on Home Missions. 
3:00 P. M. — Popular Meeting on Educational Institu- 
tions. 

This Docket to be completed in one day. 

The following brief Historical Summary was presen- 
ted by Mr. Dickson : 

HISTORY OF THE BUFFALO CHURCH 

I. Buildings three; a Congregation at one time including 325 
square miles. 

II. Pastors ten, average length of pastorate 18V 2 years. 
Salaries — Dr. David Caldwell, $100 per year for one half 
his time; Caruthers, 1819, $250 for half time; Cyrus Caldwell, 
1847, $200 half time; Alexander, 1861, $400 for half time. 

III. Meetings of Presbytery held here: 

New Hanover March 3, 1768, March 7, 1770. Orange Pres- 
bytery June 1777, Fall 1796; other meetings 1799, 1801, 1807, 
1810, 1824, 1868, 1905, 1921. 



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Leaders from Buffalo — David Caldwell, member of State Con- 
vention at Halifax 1776. 

One Governor, Alex Martin; one Superior Court Judge, John 
M. Dick, 1835-61. Seven State Senators, fifteen Members House 
of Commons, one Clerk Superior Court, five Registers of Deeds, 
eight Members County Court and County Commissioners, ten 
High Sheriffs. Present Sheriff Joe Phipps officer in this Church. 

Buffalo has furnished 15 ministers. 

The request of Rev. E. H. Clarke that Presbytery 
dissolve the pastoral relationship between him and the 
Greenwood and Speedwell Churches and grant him per- 
mission to labour outside the bounds of Presbytery (that 
he may serve as Chaplain in the Army Camps) was 
referred to the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. 

A letter from Rev. Henry R. Sweets asking that 
Presbytery request the beneficiaries of Dr. Herman Stone 
to pay the unpaid balance of $30 due the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund was referred to the Trustees of Presby- 
tery. 

A communication from Mrs. S. M. Rankin concern- 
ing certain papers in charge of her late husband received 
as information (these papers have been turned over to 
the Stated Clerk and by him part to the Trustees of 
Presbytery and full report will be made concerning them) . 

Communication from Rev. Malcom Graham asking 
for an adjourned meeting of Presbytery in Sanford on 
Friday, October 24th, at 2 :00 P. M., at which time he ex- 
pects to offer the resignation of his pastorate, was re- 
ferred to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

A resolution asking that the governing authorities 
not change the neutrality laws was tabled. 

The Moderator appointed the following Ad-Interim 
Committee to study the questions sent down from the 
General Assembly; Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and W. T. 
Thompson, D.D. 

The following Statistical Report from the Stated 
Clerk to the Synod was ordered printed in our minutes : 

Orange Presbytery has 41 ministers, 10 candidates, 
14,519 communicants, 67 churches valued at $1,912,150, 
30 manses valued at $129,200. Total number received on 
profession of faith 507. 

Changes during the year: 

Ministers received : Rev. C. M. Jones, Asheville, May 



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26, 1941; Rev. S. S. Wiley, Winston-Salem, April 15, 
1941 ; Rev. 0. W. Perrell, Abingdon, July 15, 1941. 

Ministers dismissed: Rev. J. K. Roberts, South Caro- 
lina, January 14, 1941 ; Rev. J. F. Brown, Macon, March 
3, 1941; Rev. J. W. Mann, Concord, April 15, 1941; 
Rev. J. T. Barham, Concord, July 30, 1941. 

Pastoral Relations Established : Rev. E. L. Beall, Beth- 
el and Springwood, Nov. 10, 1940; Rev. 0. W. Perrell, 
Burlington II and Stony Creek, Aug. 3, 1941 ; Rev. Chas. 
M. Jones, Chapel Hill, Sept. 21, 1941. 

Pastoral Relations Dissolved: Rev. J. F. Brown, Bur- 
lington II and Stony Creek, March 3, 1941; Rev. J. W. 
Mann, Eno, Fairfield, and Little River, April 16, 1941; 
Rev. J. T. Barham, Glenwood, July 30, 1941. 

Candidates Received : Mr. Robert Murphy Williams, 
Jr., examination July 15, 1941 ; Mr. Russell Booth Flem- 
ing, examination July 15, 1941 ; Mr. Robert Lee Turner, 
examination, Sept. 3. 1940; Mr. Don C. Austin, exami- 
nation Sept. 3, 1940 ; Mr. Jake Thompson Bradshaw, ex- 
amination, Sept. 3, 1940, candidate for Medical Mission 
Service. 

Presbytery admitted to record the following : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. O. W. PER- 
RELL AT BURLINGTON II AND STONY CREEK 

The Commission to install Rev. O. W. Perrell as pastor of 
the Burlington Second Church and Stony Creek met at Stony 
Creek Church on Sunday morning, August 3, 1941, at 11:00 o'clock. 

A quorum of the Commission being present, Rev. Roy F. 
Whitley preached the installation sermon on the text, I Kings 
19:5, propounded the questions in the Book of Church Order to 
the pastor and the congregation, then charged the pastor. 

Elder C. D. Covington of the Yanceyville Church charged 
the congregation. 

The commission met at Burlington Second Church August 3, 
1941, at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. Roy F. Whitley preached the sermon 
on the text I Kings 19:5, propounded the questions, charged the 
pastor. C. D. Covington, Elder in the Yanceyville Church, charged 
the congregation. 

Roy F. Whitley, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. C. M. 
JONES, PASTOR OF THE CHAPEL HILL CHURCH 

On the 21st of September, 1941, at 11:00 A. M., Rev. C. M. 
Jones was duly installed as pastor of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian 



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Church by Dr. C. E. Hodgin presiding and charging the pastor, 
Elder J. W. Simpson charging the people and Rev. R. Murphy 
Williams preaching the sermon. 

(Signed.) R. Murphy Williams. 

Rev. Roy Whitley made report on the Convention 
on World Missions to be held in Memphis, Tenn., De- 
cember 30-January 1st, which was received as informa- 
tion. 

Presbytery adopted the following report on the Mary 
I. Smith Fund: 



Balance in bank Jan. 1, 1941 $164.03 

Received from Miss L. Cashion balance, 

principal and interest 34.00 

Received from J. W. Witherspoon 40.00 

Received from Roy F. Whitley 20.00 



Total $258.03 

Loaned to Jake Bradshaw, Jan. 1, 1941 50.00 



Balance in bank October 1, 1941 $208.03 



Since our last report one account has been paid in full and 
another is almost paid. 

We have four accounts collectable, two are being slowly liq- 
uidated, and nothing is being done about the other two. The 
total amount of the four accounts is $550 plus interest for five 
years. 

Five students now have borrowed as follows: 



Roger M. Rice $200 

George White 100 

Ivan Wetmore . — 200 

Robert L. Turner 100 

Jake Bradshaw 50 



Total $650 



W. M. Baker, Treasurer. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief made the following report, which was adop- 
ted : 

The Committee on C. E. and M. R. wishes to submit the follow- 
ing reports on candidates for the ministry: 

Orange Presbytery has nine candidates for the Ministry and 
one candidate for Foreign Mission service under its care: 

1. Don Austin of the Westminster Church, Greensboro, N. C, 
is in the Junior Class of Wheaton College, Wheaton, 111. Don 



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worked in a furniture store in Greensboro all summer except 
the last week in August. He spent this week in Mission Work 
in Ashe County. 

2. Warren B. Gaw of the Sanford Church, is a Senior in 
Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Ky. Warren had a rich summer, 
assisting Dr. 0. C. Williamson in High Point. His work consisted 
of Young People's Work, prayer meetings, and preaching at Brent- 
wood and supplying at the First Church when Dr. Williamson 
called on him. 

3. Roger M. Rice of the Reidsville Church, is in the Middle 
Class at Union Seminary, Richmond, Va. Roger worked for the 
American Supplies Co., in Reidsville, N. C, for two and a half 
months in the summer. He also supplied in some churches around 
Reidsville. 

4. Ivan B. Stafford (Ivan Wetmore above Clerk) is Assistant 
District Supervisor, Works Project Administration Recreation, 
Jacksonville, N. C. He married Miss Melba Stroupe of Cross- 
nore, N. C. on Nov. 27, 1940. Ivan writes that he is happy in 
his work for the soldiers, and feels that he is doing a most 
worthwhile work. He has not abandoned his plan to prepare 
himself for the Gospel Ministry. I quote from his letter, "It is 
my intention to continue my studies very soon and to get my 
work under the direction of one of the Southern Seminaries, 
specializing in the recreational activities of the modern church 
as an agency to uplift a community." 

5. Robert Lee Turner of the Leaksville Church, is a Sopho- 
more at Davidson College. He worked in a grocery store in 
Leaksville, N. C, this summer. 

6. Jake Bradshaw is first year in medicine at Duke Univer- 
sity. Jake worked for the Soil Conservation Program, in Caswell 
and Person Counties, all summer. He was active in the church in 
Milton, N. C. 

7. Bobbie Williams was Assistant to Dr. C. E. Raynal in the 
First Church, Statesville, N. C, and did fine work, from all re- 
ports. He is in the Junior Class at Union Seminary, Richmond, 
Virginia. 

8. Russell Fleming is at King College, Bristol, Tenn., a Fresh- 
man. He worked with Melville Dairy in Burlington, N. C, all 
summer and was very active in the Church Work at home, Haw- 
fields Presbyterian Church. 

9. George White — No Report. 

10. Benjamin Paul Rakestraw will not likely ever resume his 
preparation for the ministry because of an injury received in 
an automobile accident. 

11. Jimmie Nisbet, a member of the Sanford Presbyterian 
Church, is applying to Presbytery to be received as candidate for 
the Ministry. Just as soon as the necessary steps can be com- 
pleted he will be presented to Presbytery for examination and ac- 
ceptance. He is a Freshman at Davidson College this year. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 



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Presbytery received as information the report of the 
Committee on Educational Institutions presented by its 
Chairman, Rev. D. J. Blackwell. 

Rev. John R. Williams of Atlanta Presbytery was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Presbytery took a brief recess to prepare for the 

Communion Service. 

The Communion Service was administered by Revs. 
A. P. Dickson and D. A. Swicord, assisted by the follow- 
ing Elders: J. E. Latta, J. Lawson Dick, Tom A. Mc- 
Knight, C. P. Robertson, M. S. Walker, C. W. Stanford, 
W. Kerr Scott, and G. M. Kirkland. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

Installations— W. M. Baker, S. W. DuBose, and W. Kerr Scott: 
Nominations — W. E. Harrop, J. R. McGregor, M. S. Huske, O. C. 
Williamson, and C. F. Myers; Auditing — C. P. Robertson, Tom 
Henderson, and R. D. Hughes; Thanks — O. M. Jones, Roy Whitley, 
and N. R. Claytor. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. The prayer 
was offered and benediction pronounced by Rev. John R. 
Williams. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minister- 
ial Relief reported that there were no candidates to be re- 
ceived at this meeting. 

Presbytery adopted the following Report of the Com- 
mittee on Religious Education : 

Four successful district rallies were held during the month of 
September, as follows : District 1 at Madison, District 2 at Bethel, 
District 3 at Little River and District 4 at St. Andrews. 

The fall retreat for the Young People's Council is arranged 
for October the 25th, and will be held in the First Church, Graham. 

Your attention is called to the Religious Education Conven- 
tion to be held in the First Church, Greensboro, Nov. 3-5. Copies 
of the program will be distributed at this meeting. 

We urge our ministers and elders to encourage and assist 
our Young People to attend the Youth Convention in Memphis, Dec. 
30, 1941-Jan. 1, 1942. 

We announce with pleasure the election of Miss Virginia Col- 
liver as adult adviser for the Young People's League of Presbytery. 

Your Committee at its meeting today elected as its chairman, 

Dr. J. R. McGregor. Respectfully submitted, 

O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 



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Presbytery heard the report on Synod's and Assem- 
bly's Home Missions, and in connection with the report 
Dr. E. E. Gillespie spoke on the Church and Manse Erec- 
tion League, the report with the recommendations was 
adopted as follows: 

ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

The present crisis in world affairs gives new urgency to the 
missionary cause in the United States. Everywhere there is in- 
creasing concern for the safety of the Republic and the preservation 
of the liberties of the people. The increasing neglect of the church 
and the growing forces of evil; threatening dangers within and 
without and the substitution of pagan practices for Christian con- 
science in business and public affairs are matters of grave concern 
for every Christian and patriot. 

The place of Assembly's Home Missions in the life of the 
church is revealed in the fact that the Executive Committee aids in 
the support of 423 pastors and evangelists, 117 teachers, nurses 
and community workers who serve 746 churches with 536 out- 
posts, 18 schools and missions and one hospital in 59 Presbyteries 
in the 17 synods. 

It is said that the measure of any institution can be determin- 
ed by the gap it would leave, if it were discontinued. If this is true 
the withdrawal of the Assembly's Home Missions would take the 
Presbyterian Church and the religious privileges it seeks to pro- 
vide from about 1,400 communities that are now reached by the 
missionaries aided by the Executive Committee. 

It was the unanimous conviction of the 1941 General Assem- 
bly that a larger support for Assembly's Home Missions must be 
provided, if this primary agency of the church is to meet its evan- 
gelistic responsibility for the unreached millions in our land. There 
is urgent need for increased income, that better salaries may be 
paid the workers on whom the burden bears most heavily; for the 
enlargement and better equipment of the mission schools serving 
the multitudes of underprivileged who live in disadvantaged areas; 
and for new church projects in the fast growing population centers 
of the Assembly. These important things cannot be accomplished 
without greatly increased home mission income. 

The latest report of the Executive Committee to the General 
Assembly offered much encouragement to the church both in mem- 
bership gains and in contributions to the work. With the vast in- 
crease in business activities and the unparalleled expenditures for 
industrial expansion, bringing increased material prosperity to 
many sections, is not this the time for the Southern Presbyterian 
Church to do many things in its home mission work that lack of 
funds has prevented in the past? 

The following recommendations are offered: 

1. That in view of the unevangelized and unchurched millions 
in our own land and the growing importance of the home mission 
service, that all our churches be urged to recognize the claims of 
this basic work for its rightful share of their benevolent contribu- 
tions. 



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2. That the period, October 1-November 9, be set apart as a 
special season for home mission study, and that the week of No- 
vember 2-9, 1941, be designated as the week of prayer and Self- 
Denial for Assembly's Home Mission with a generous offering in 
all churches and organizations for this cause. 

3. That the book "Why Stand Ye Idle?" be recommended for 
use as the study book for the home mission period in all organiza- 
tions of the church. 

Respectfully submited, 

W. A. Pate, Chairman. 

Presbytery admitted to record the Report of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work and adopted the 
recommendations of the Commission. The report follows : 

Graham, N. C, Aug. 23, 1941. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met at the 
Graham Presbyterian Church on the above date with the following 
present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, Chmn., F. M. Hawley, and N. N. 
Fleming; Elders H. W. Scott, and John W. Simpson. 

The Commission was opened with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin. 

The Commission voted to approve Rev. D. A. Swicord to the 
Glenwood Church. 

It was voted to request Dr. Hodgin to continue as Chairman 
until October meeting of Presbytery. 

The Chairman was instructed to write Eno, Fairfield, and 
Little River Churches that the Commission understands that Rev. 
R. S. Arrowood is to preach at Little River on August 31 and would 
suggest that Mr. Arrowood either be invited to visit one of the 
other churches or that the Committees from Eno and Fairfield 
hear him at Little River. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 
N. N. Fleming, Secretary. 

Greensboro, N. C, Oct. 15, 1941 

The Commission met on the above date in the Buffalo (G) 
Church and was opened with prayer. 

Present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, Chair., J. R. McGregor, and N. 
N. Fleming. 

The Commission voted to recommend that Glenwood Church 
be permitted to employ Rev. D. A. Swicord as Stated Supply (The 
Church had called Mr. Swicord, but he has not yet been dismissed 
to Orange Presbytery). 

The Commission recommends that the resignation of Rev. E. 
H. Clarke of the pastorate of the Greenwood and Speedwell Chur- 
ches be accepted and the pastoral relations dissolved and that he 
be permitted to labour without the bounds of Presbytery. 



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We recommend that Rev. Price H. Gwynn be dismissed, at his 
own request, to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

We recommend that Presbytery meet in adjourned session in 
the Sanford Presbyterian Church on Friday, Oct. 24, 1941, at 2:00 
P. M. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming was elected. Chairman of the Commission. 

We recommend that the Commission be enlarged by amending 
the Standing Rule to read, 4 ministers and 3 elders, and that Rev. 
W. M. Baker, additional minister, and Elder Jas. N. Benton be 
elected to the Commission. 

We recommend that Presbytery's Home Mission Committee be 
empowered to use Foreign Missionaries on furlough to supply va- 
cant churches. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Sec. 

Presbytery received as information the report of the 
Committee on Evangelism and adopted the recommenda- 
tions of the Committee as follows : 

We would submit the following recommendations: 

1. That the Presbytery heartily concur with the action of the 
Assembly in continuing our Church's Evangelistic Campaign 
through 1941-42, and endeavor to carry out the program suggested 
by the Assembly's Committee as far as possible. 

2. That an evangelistic rally for the whole Presbytery be held 
in the Presbyterian Church of Graham some Sunday afternoon 
during the month of November, and that ministers, elders and dea- 
cons, Sunday school officers and teachers, representatives from 
Auxiliaries and Young People's Societies be urged to attend this 
rally. 

3. That all churches be urged to appoint groups of personal 
workers and prayer bands during November and December that 
they may be prepared for special evangelistic efforts the last quar- 
ter of the church year. 

4. That all regional meetings of church officers, Sunday 
School workers, Woman's Auxiliaries and Young People's groups 
be requested to give time on their programs to the promotion of 
our church's evangelistic effort. 

5. That during the week of prayer and self denial for Home 
Missions, November 2-9, special petitions be included for evange- 
lism. 

6. That ministers be urged to stress evangelism in their ser- 
mons, and that, wherever possible, a general exchange of pulpits 
be arranged during the month of November that the congregation 
may hear new voices emphasizing the importance of evangelism. 

7. That churches and Sunday Schools which subscribed to the 
Assembly's Evangelistic Fund last year be asked to renew their 
subscriptions for the current year, and that other churches be re- 
quested to add their contributions. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 



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Upon motion Presbytery appointed Mr. J. A. Kellen- 
berger and Mr. Jas. N. Benton to canvass the Churches 
and secure their pledges for Evangelism. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions pre- 
sented oral report and Presbytery heard Rev. W. E. Har- 
rop on the work in Orange Presbytery; several others 
also spoke and the Report was received as information. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop, Chairman of the Committee on 
the Assembly's Training School, made oral report and 
urged the Churches to pledge to the School's campaign 
for funds. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie made report for the Trustees of 
Presbytery on the Stone Estate, and the request of Rev. 
D. J. Blackwell that Presbytery's part of the income 
from the estate be given the Leaksville Church was refer- 
red to the Trustees of Presbytery. 

The report on the Orphan's Home was received as in- 
formation. 

The report of the Commission on Arrears in Presby- 
terial Tax was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations : 

We recommend that — 

Elder C. W. Perry be elected in the place of Elder D. H. Hall, 
Jr. (removed from bounds of Presbytery) on Presbytery's Home 
Missions Committee. (1943) 

Rev. S. S. Wiley be elected in place of Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Ph.D. 
(removed from Presbytery) on Committee on Educational Institu- 
tions (1944). 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

High Point had been previously selected as the place for the 
January Meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Presbytery wishes to place on record its appreciation 
to the people and pastor of the Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church, whose friendly, hospitable, and thoughtful atten- 
tion to the needs of Presbytery have made this meeting 
so enjoyable and efficient. 

Committee on Resolution of Thanks, 
C. M. Jones, Chairman. 



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(This resolution was presented at the lunch hour 
that the ladies might be thanked personally) . 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the Sanford Presbyte- 
rian Church on Friday, Oct. 24, 1941, at 2:00 P. M. ' 

D. J. Blackwell, Moderator, 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 

Sanford, N. C, October 24, 1941. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Orange Presbytery met on 
the above date in the Sanford Presbyterian Church at 
2:15 P. M., and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. D. J. Blackwell, and opened with prayer by Rev. 
M. W. Graham. 

The following were present : 

Ministers : D. J. Blackwell, A. V. Gibson, A. D. Cars- 
well, J. R. McGregor, M. W. Graham, S. W. DuBose, 0. 
W. Perrell, C. M. Jones. K. L. Whittington, J. E. Adkins, 
W. M. Baker, W. A. Pate, and N. N. Fleming. 

Elders : W. A. Aydelette, Sr., Bessemer ; and J. H. 
Alexander, Goldston. 

Rev. M. W. Graham offered his resignation of the 
Pittsboro, Goldston, Haywood, and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches and asked Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral 
relationship and grant him permission to labour outside 
the bounds of Presbytery. 

Written statements were presented from each one of 
the above named churches concurring in Mr. Graham's 
request, also statement was made by Mr. J. H. Alexan- 
der personally for the Goldston Church. 

Upon motion the resignation was accepted and the 
pastoral relation dissolved, effective at once, and Rev. 
M. W. Graham was granted permission to labour outside 
the bounds of Presbytery until the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

In answer to Communications read by the Stated 
Clerk, Presbytery adopted the following: 

Foreign Missions 

1. That the Foreign Mission season, January 1-February 8, 
1942, be observed in all our Churches as a time for church-wide 
rededication to the world task of Christian Missions, that all our 
ministers be urged to preach on Missions, and that the whole 
church be called to her knees before God in prayer and earnest 
supplication for this work. 

2. That all our church organizations be urged to make the 
largest possible use of the Special Foreign Mission Study Season, 
January 1-February 8, 1942, organizing and taking part in study 
classes and Schools of Missions, using the book "Foundations of 
World Order." 



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3. That every church in the Presbytery, with its organiza- 
tions, be asked to observe February 1-8, 1942, as the Week of 
Prayer and Self-Denial for Foreign Missions, and that all ses- 
sions be urged to arrange for supplemental offerings in the 
churches. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Since there is a continuing need for the service of Ministe- 
rial Relief to those not in the Ministers' Annuity Fund, we urge 
all our churches to see that this cause receives its proper share of 
the benevolent offering and that at the Christmas season a gene- 
rous "Joy Gift" be made to supplement the budget receipts. 

Religious Education 

1. That every Church in the Presbytery be urged to observe 
"Synod's Night" in its young people's work on November 2, using 
the program which will be sent to them by Synod's Young Peo- 
ple's Council. 

2. That our ministers and churches be urged to cooperate by 
sending their leaders to the Synod-wide Convention to be held in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Nov. 3-5, 1941. 

3. That our ministers, churches and young people's leaders 
encourage in every way advisable the sending of delegates to the 
Youth Convention on Missions to be held in Memphis, Tenn., 
December 30, 1941-January 1, 1942. 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer, to meet in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, High Point, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1942. 

D. J. Blackwell, Moderator, 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— FALL 1941 

I — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Leaksville, N. C. 
(Other Officers — Term 3 years) 

Stated Clerk—Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. (1942). 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C. (1942). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1942). 

Treasurer— Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (1943). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, N. 

C. (1943). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Mr. T. D. 
Dupuy (1942), Rev. M. S. Huske (1943), Mr. Lunsford Richardson 
(1944), and Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1945). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 12 members) — 
Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. Wright, and Dr. 
Lynn Mclver (1942); Revs. O. C. Williamson, D.D.; C. F. Myers, 

D. D.; N. N. Fleming; and Mr. Stephen A. White (1943); Revs. A. 
V. Gibson, D. J. Blackwell; Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. E. A. Ran- 
son (1944). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Dr. 
F. L. Knight (1944), and Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 

Mr. D. E. Purcell, , and Mr. J.A.Kellenberger (1942); 

Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mr. Paul Ingle (1943). 

6. Gf Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1942). 

Ill — Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 ministers and 4 elders, re- 
port each stated meeting) — Revs. J. M. Millard, Chairman, C. G. 
Smith, D.D.— S, and Mr. J. W. Simpson (1944); Mr. C. W. Perry, 
Mr. W. L. Sharpe, and Rev. R. M. Williams (1943); Revs. W. E. 
Harrop, A. V. Gibson— S, and Mr. C, E. Scott (1942). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 ministers and 1 elder, report in spring 
with popular meeting) — Rev. E. H. Clarke (1942), Mr. P. N. Prit- 
chett (1943), and Rev. J. E. Adkins (1944). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 ministers and 1 
elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate (1942), Mr. A. G. Carter 
(1943), Rev. Jno. C. Whitley (1944). 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 ministers 
and 1 elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker (1942), Dr. 
Henry L. Smith (1943), and Rev. K. L. Whittington— S (1944). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. J. R. McGregor, 
Th.D.— S, A. P. Dickson, and Mr. C. P. Robertson— S (1942); 
Revs. O. C. Williamson, D.D.— S, J. E. Adkins, and R. D. Hughes 
(1943); Revs. R. F. Whitley— S, Samuel S. Wiley, and Mr. J. A. 
Kellenberger — S (1944); Miss Katherine Carter, Sec. Religious 
Education in Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 ministers and 1 elder, report spring) — 

(1942), Mr. W. F. Henderson (1943), Rev. D. J. Blackwell 

— S (1944). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1942), Mr. J. Sam White 
(1943), Rev. S. S. Wiley (1944). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of Board of 
Regent is ex-officio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. Jones 
(1942), Mr. E. A. Ranson (1943), Rev. E. L.' Beall (1944). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, re- 
port in spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D. (1942), Mr. I. C. Craw- 
ford— <S (1943), Rev. A. D. Carswell (1944). 

10. Stewardship (3 ministers and 3 elders, report in winter on 
apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) — Rev. F. M. 
Hawley, D.D.— S, Mr. E. M. Underwood— S (1943); Rev. S. W. 
DuBose, Mr. J. T. Hines— S (1942); Rev. L. T. Edgerton— S, Mr. 
Robert D. White— S (1944). 

IV — Permanent Committees 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, . , C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. James B. 
Neely, and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees, having each 
3 ministers, and 1 elder): 

(1) Languages — Revs. M. W. Graham, C. F. Myers D.D., 
J. R. McGregor, Th.D., and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, 0. C. Williamson, 
D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, C. G. Smith, D.D., and 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and N. R. Claytor. 

5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E. Gillespie, D. 
D., C. G. Smith, D.D.; Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenberger, 
and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on the Minister and His Work (Set up in fall 
1938, 7 members)— Rev. N. N. Fleming — S, Mr. J. W. Simpson — S 



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(1943); Rev. J. R. McGregor, ThJ3., Rev. W. M. Baker, Mr. H. W. 
Scoti^S (1944); Rev. F. M. Hawley, D. D.— S, Mr. J. N. Benton 
(1942,). 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S TRAINING SCHOOL 

Revs. W. E. Harrop, S. W. DuBose, Mr. Robert D. White, Mr. 
Dennis Hall, Jr., Mr. J. G. Edwards. 

Advisory Members — Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, Mrs. R. F. Whitley, 
and Miss Sara Alice Moore. 



INDEX— SUMMER AND FALL MEETING 1941 



Barham, J. T., Resigned Glenwood, Dis. Concord 53 

Blackwell, D. J., Moderator • 58 

Buffalo (G), Historical Sketch 59 

Clarke, E. H., Resigned Greenwood and Speedwell, 

Labour out bounds 66 

Committee Reports : 

Assembly's Home Missions 65 

Christian Educational and Ministerial Relief 62, 71 

Evangelism 55, 69 

Minutes of General Assembly 55, 60 

Nominations 56, 68 

Foreign Missions 70 

Religious Education 56, 64, 71 

Thanks 54, 68 

Commissioners to Assembly — Report 52 

Commission on Minister and His Work, Report 52, 67 

Commission on Minister and His Work, 

Standing Rule Amended 67 

Committee — Special on "Isms" 56 

Communion Service 50, 64 

Directory 72 

Fleming, Russell Booth, Candidate Received 51 

Gwynn, P. H., Jr., Dismissed Mecklenburg 67 

Graham, M. W., Resigned Pittsboro, Goldston, 

Haywood, Mt. Vernon Springs, Labour out bounds 70 

Harrop, W. E., Devotional Services 45 

Jones, C. M., Rec'd., Asheville; Called Chapel Hill 43, 44 

Installed 44, 61 

Meetings of Presbytery : 

Adjourned— Sanford, Oct. 24, 1941 70 

Called— Graham, May 26, 1941 43 

344th Stated— Buffalo (G), Greensboro, Oct. 14, 1941 __ 57 
Summer.. New Hope, Chapel Hill, N. C, 

Rt. 2, July 15, 1941 45 

New Hope, Historical Sketch 58 

Overture to Synod 55 

Perrell, O. W., Rec'd., Abingdon; Called Stony Creek, 

Burlington Ilnd 53 

Installed 54, 61 

Phillips, S. K., Sermon by 50 

Roll Call 1941 42 

Scott, W. Kerr, Address by 57 

Statistical Report to Synod 60 

Stone, Dr. Herman, Estate 60, 68 

Thompson, W. T., Letter from 49 

Trustees Reports 47 

White, J. Harvey, Resolutions to 53, 54 

Whitley, John C, Temporary Clerk 58 

Williams, Robert Murphy, Jr., Candidate Received 50 



ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES : 
SYNOD'S CAUSES : 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 
TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY: 

Foreign Missions. 

Assembly's Home Missions. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Publications and Sabbath School Work. 

Bible Cause. 

Assembly's Training School. 
Synod's Home Missions. 
Orphan's Home. 
Educational Institutions. 
Union Theological Seminary. 
Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Religious Education in Synod. 

All funds for Benevolent Causes, contributed by 
congregations, or organizations within congre- 
gations, should be sent through the 

REV. C. G. SMITH, Asheboro, N. C. 



Press of Oxford Oephanagk 
Oxford, N. C. 



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?queath^fco ^jttst^; .^f;.|3i^.«ge ' r j^ewbytery of ; i^ ; --3^xH^pE 
Norfo Carolina>^^^ of money or estate bequeath- 

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t itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be usee 



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quest itself ?s to bp used} the^Caus¥$p^ used cah 
; l^U^$d,.-or -it: rnay be stated that it can • be left to the ^dgment" 
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y^here it will be a pei$et$al the Master. Itf 

therefore suggests to ^^j^n^S^'^a^ in . tbei* /'ifjfc they; \^ W( % 
ttieir; bequests to the Trustees «f Orange £resby,ter;y, Synod of 
S|§|iifth^ be;i^S 
^e^te<i fey them tojj^d^ee,^ investments ^ 

|febe given 'by ^Presbytery, .f r^^^^^^ne^ • to ' tWjjit .^Vi^^pi 
ifatitutioii which in its judgment appears to be; mpst 'deserving,* 



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advantages in l.e 




bequest this 




e\ security of 



the f uMs will be saieguarded, 

.','-"2, • ■ The PresbyWy can ju-^ b^t*^ ten o^ iift^ years from 
the present time than ycro^can how. where%>ur! money will do most 

; ■ "Because . of special: conditions, , some yea^;qf^^^ i 
t^on may be in great financial »§e^/«fcnd ( : ihc ^i^b^teiyJcpuM^ 
vote to give the income to that. cause that year; in fact where it 
was. most needed each year/' - ' , v i V' ■ ^ - 



Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 



Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
High Point, N. C. 
January 13, 1942 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
March 20, 1942 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIFTH SESSION 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
April 16, 1942 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
June 8, 1942 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
June 15, 1942 



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ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER AND SPRING 1942 



J. E. ADKINS Rt. 1, Burlington, N. C 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C 

E. L. BEALL Whitsett, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Rt. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

1st Lieut. E. H. CLARKE % P. M. San Francisco, Cal. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Rt. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Rt. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D. D._5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 
W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D. D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D. D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th. D Burlington, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Rt. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D. D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th. M Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph. D Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D. D . 217 Worth St., Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Avon Park, Fla. 

D. A. SWICORD 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D. D Richmond, Va. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

J. S. WALKUP 1008 Dixie St., Burlington, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON 611 Willard St., Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER West End, N. C. 

S. S. WILEY 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D. D..641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 



High Point, N. C, January 13", 1942. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its regular Winter 
Adjourned Session on the above date in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, High Point, N. C, at 10:00 a. m., was 
called to order by the Moderator, Rev. D. J. Blackwell, 
and, after the singing of a hymn, was constituted with 
prayer by Rev. S. W. DuBose after which the devotional 
service was conducted by Rev. C. M. Jones. • 

The following were present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins J. C. Edwards Piedmont 

W. M. Baker S. A. White Mebane 

E. L. Beall S. C. Stewart Springwood 

D. J. Blackwell N. H. McCollum Leaksville 

J. S. Cook S. D. Cox Riverview 

S. W. DuBose 

L. T. Edgerton 

N. N. Fleming H. A. Scott Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop J. C. Walker Graham 

L. R. Crutchfield Bethany 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

C. M. Jones 

W. P. Jones P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

/ J. R. McGregor, Th.D 

J. M. Millard W. C. Anderson Alamance 

O. W. Perrell S. T. Pyle____ Burlington 2nd 

C. G. Smith E. B. Wood Asheboro 

D. A. Swicord 

John C. Whitley 

K. L. Whittington 

S. S. Wiley E. M. Sellers Greensboro 1st 

R. Murphy Williams C. W. Fowler Church of Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Dr. W. A. Hayes High Point 1st 

R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. F. Workman Fairfield 

J. E. Latta Little River 

25 18 

The Stewardship Committee was excused to meet for 
work on report. 

The report on orders was presented by Rev. 0. C. 
Williamson and was adopted with the docket as follows : 

Communion Service 12 m., Lunch 12 :30 p. m., Recon- 
vene 1:45 p. m. Adjourn at will. 

(75) 



76 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



DOCKET 
— OF— 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER MEETING— FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH, HIGH POINT, N. C. 

Tuesday, January 13th, 1942, 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Moderator 

1. Opening Devotional Service — Presbytery Constituted With 
Prayer. 

2. Roll Call. 

Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D. 

3. Adoption of Docket. 

4. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

5. Communications. 

6. Communion Service — Led by Moderator and Dr. Williamson 

7. Historical Sketch of High Point Church. - 

8. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Stewardship Committee — Hawley and Hodgin. 

11. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Fleming. 

12. Report of Standing Committees: Installations — W. M., Bak- 
er, S. W. DuBose, Elder W. Kerr Scott, Nominations — W. E. 
Harrop, J. R. McGregor, M. S. Huske, O. C. Williamson, C. 
F. Myers. Thanks — C. M. Jones, Roy Whitley, N. R. Claytor. 

13. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

14. Committee on Assembly's Training School — Harrop. 

15. Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

16. Committee on Questions from Assembly — W. T. Thompson, 
C. E. Hodgin. 

17. Unfinished Business. 

18. New Business. 

19. Place of Next Meeting. 

20. Read and Approve Minutes. 

21. Adjourn. 

Standing Orders : 

11 A. M. — Report of Stewardship Committee. 

2 P. M. — Reception of Candidates. 

This Docket to be completed in one day. 

The Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting in Sanford, 
N. C, October 24, 1941, were read for information — 
these minutes appear on page 70 of this volume. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 77 



The following resolution from Synod's Religious Edu- 
cation Committee was read, endorsed and ordered print- 
ed in our minutes, also sent to the secular and religious 
press : 

RESOLUTION 

We hereby call upon the ministers and members of the church 
in our Synod to put first thing's first in the trying days through 
which our country is passing. 

Realizing that with the restrictions placed upon the use of 
cars and the necessity for sacrificing along all lines, that there 
will inevitably be a tendency to let down in our Religious Educa- 
tion activities; the Committee urges all churches to keep in mind 
the fact that our trust is not in armies or equipment but in God. 
That at all times, and especially in an emergency, the fundamental 
necessity is that our people will have strength, courage and com- 
fort that only Religion can bring. 

For this reason we feel that our whole religious program is 
a vital necessity and that we must not allow our church program 
activities to be crowded out by other worthy and pressing activi- 
ties lest our people lose their contact with the only source for the 
supply of their most urgent needs. We feel that stressing and in- 
tensifying our religious program will do more to keep up the mo- 
rale of our people than anything else possibly can, so your Sy- 
nod's Religious Education Committee would urge you to call the 
attention of our people to the need of getting closer to God and 
of reconsecrating ourselves and our efforts in the emergency 
through which we are passing. 

The latest report from Rev. E. H. Clarke, now a Chap- 
lain in the Army, was read and Rev. C. E. Hodgin led 
the Presbytery in prayer for him and his work. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write Mr. Clarke 
and commend him. 

The following communication from the Leaksville 
Church and the report of the Board of Trustees of Pres- 
bytery regarding the wills of Dr. A. H. Stone and his 
sister, Miss Lola Stone, were read and Presbytery put 
this matter on the docket for 2:30 p. m. today: 

Leaksville, N. C , January 8, 1942. 

To Orange Presbytery: 

Dear Brethren: 

The Leaksville Presbyterian Church assembled in a duly con- 
stituted congregational meeting on January 4th, 1942, heard read 



78 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



from the will of the late lamented Dr. Herman Stone and an iden- 
tical item from the will of his greatly beloved sister, the late Miss 
Lola Stone, the following: 

"The estate to be converted and divided with Davidson Col- 
lege, Barium Springs, and Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina of the Presbyterian Church, as being with the 
idea in mind to reestablish at Davidson College scholarships for 
the ministry, Barium Springs a library, and Orange Presbytery 
a fund for the maintenance of a church in Leaksville so long as 
it may remain a mission field. Should it get away from that then 
transfer the funds to another mission church." 

Our intimate knowledge of Dr. Stone and his intense love for 
the little church which has struggled for bare existence because 
Orange Presbytery formed two other churches out of its member- 
ship make us to know, without a peradventure, that it was his in- 
tent that ALL of the income from his bequest should go to the lit- 
tle church pending its dire need of help. 

The attitude of the Trustees of Presbytery is that they are 
going to decide whether the church is to have a PART or the 
WHOLE of the income. 

Therefore, we earnestly petition Orange presbytery to in- 
struct its agents to deliver ALL of the income from these two be- 
quests to the Treasurer of the Leaksville church. 

We also request the privilege of the floor be given to the 
Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Mr. H. E. Latham. 

Attest : 

D. J. Blackwell, Moderator.' 

Your Board of Trustees to which was referred the interpre- 
tation of the administration of the bequests of the Mr. A. H. Stone 
and Miss Lola Elizabeth Stone, replies as follows : 

Rules Guiding The Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
in the Administration of the Bequests of A. H. Stone and 
Miss Lola Elizabeth Stone, adopted by the Board in Of- 
ficial Session: 

1. The Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery is to hold 
in trust and administer said Bequests, keeping the corpus of said 
Bequests intact, and to distribute the income from said Bequests 
as directed by said Wills. 

2. The Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery, after con- 
ference with representatives of the Leaksville Presbyterian Church 
as to its needs for maintenance each year, is to make an appro- 
priation for that year's maintenance from the income of said Be- 
quests in such amount as the Board of Trustees, in the light of in- 
formation before it, may deem necessary for said maintenance. 

3. The Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery is to en- 
courage the Leaksville Presbyterian Church to attain self-sup- 
port as early as possible that the income from said Bequests may 
be appropriated to another mission church as provided for in 
said Wills. 

E. E. Gillespie, 

Chairman of Board of Trustees. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 79 



A communication from Rev. M. W. Graham asking 
for letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Piedmont 
was referred to the Commission on the Minister and 
his Work, with request that it report at this meeting. 

Letter of dismission of Rev. D. A. Swicord to Orange 
Presbytery from Southwest Georgia Presbytery was put 
on docket for 2:00 p. m. 

An oral report on the Assembly's Training School 
Campaign by Rev. W. E. Harrop, and letter from Rev. 
E. B. Paisley, President of the School, were received as 
information. 

The report of the Stewardship Committee was re- 
committed to the Committee after being read. 

The Moderator appointed the following to serve on 
Standing Committees in place of absentees: 

Installations — Mr. H. A. Scott in place of Mr. W. Kerr Scott. 
Nominations — Rev. E. E. Gillespie in place of Rev. C. F. Myers. 
Thanks — Revs. A. V. Gibson and John Whitley for Revs. N. R. 
Claytor and R. F. Whitley. 

The following Sketch of the High Point Church was 
presented by Ruling Elder Carter Dalton of that Church : 

HISTORY OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The First Presbyterian Church of High Point was organized 
September 3, 1859, by Rev. Pleasant Hunter Dalton, the first resi- 
dent minister of any denomination to be located in the town. 
There were 11 members in the church at the time of its organi- 
zation. The town had a population of 596. The first church build- 
ing was erected this same year on English street, at a cost of 
$1234 for both lot and place of worship. The bell used in this 
building- is now in the present edifice. In the War Between the 
Sections the Presbyterian church was used as a hospital for the 
sick and wounded on both sides of the conflict. 

A second place of worship was erected on South Main Street 
in 1896, to which a Sunday school building was added in 1914. 

The third church* was completed in 1927, and the formal 
opening was held on Easter, April 10, of the year. 

The ministers who have served the church since its organi- 
zation are as follows: Rev. Pleasant Hunter Dalton, 22 years from 
1859 to 1866 and again from 1874 to 1889. Two grandsons of this 
first minister are officers of the church at the present time, one 
an elder and the other a deacon. 

F. H. Johnson, five years from 1867 to 1872. 
Rev. W. B. Tidball, two years from 1872 to 1874. 
Rev. W. P. McCorkle, two years from 1889 to 1891. 
Rev. J. C. Dinwiddie, two years from 1891 to 1893. 



80 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



From 1893 to 1895 Rev. P. H. Dalton, Rev. John Wakefield and 
others supplied the pulpit. 

Rev. William Lee Harrell, two years from 1895 to 1897. 
Rev. J. W. Goodman, three years from 1898 to 1901. 

Rev. A. S. Caldwell, six years from 1901 to 1903 and again 
from 1909 to 1913. 

Rev. Eugene L. Siler, six years from 1903 to 1909. 

Rev. Charles P. Coble, seventeen years from 1913 to 1930. 

Rev. Chas. H. Nabors, D. D., two years from 1930 to 1932. 

Dr. Joseph Rennie, three years from May 1, 1932, to Decem- 
ber 31, 1935. 

The present pastorate of O. C. Williamson began April 10, 1936. 

The Presbytery observed the Sacrament of The Lord's 
Supper, the service being conducted by Revs. O. C. Wil- 
liamson and D. J. Blackwell, assisted by the following 
Elders: C. C. Garret, A. E. Taplin, Carter Dalton, Z. I. 
Walser, Dr. E. C. Hclden, and Dr. W. A. Hayes — all of 
the High Point Church. 

The service concluded with the Benediction as Pres- 
bytery took recess until 1 :45 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Revs. C. M. Jones, John Whitley and A. V. Gibson 
presented, at the lunch hour, a verbal report from the 
Committee on Thanks. • 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 p. m. 

The following report of the Committee on Steward- 
ship was adopted, the recommited report having been 
modified to adopt the percentages and amounts of 1941- 
42: 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Benevolent gifts through the churches of Orange Presbytery 
amounted to more than the accepted budget for the past year. A 
number of churches gave more than apportioned them, others ap- 
proximated their apportionments, while several gave the exact 
amount apportioned. Forty-five churches contributed to all the 
causes, twenty churches omitted one or more of the causes in their 
contributions, while two churches gave nothing to benevolences. 

The distribution of benevolent gifts among the causes was not 
made on any suggested percentage basis. Some causes suffered 
for lack of adequate support therefor, all undesignated gifts sent 
through the Presbytery's central treasurer are distributed to the 
causes according to the percentages adopted by Presbytery. To 
improve this condition, send all benevolent gifts through the Central 
Treasurer of Presbytery. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 81 



The Every Member Canvass is not completed in many church- 
es. It seems to be discussed somewhat here and there. Plans for 
it are made in some form generally — and then it is not worked for 
the good that is in it in many instances evidently. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery accept a benevolent budget of $71,500. 

2. That this amount be apportioned among the churches according 
to the attached schedule. 

3. That all churches be urged to send their benevolent gifts through 
Presbytery's Central Treasurer. 

4. That the Presbyterial Tax be three percent of benevolences, as 
given in attached schedule. 

5. That every church be urged to contribute something to every 
benevolent cause. 

6. That Sunday, March 15, 1942, be the date for the Every Member 
Canvass, and that every church be urged to make the canvass 
on or near that date. 

7. That Sunday, March 29. 1942, be designated "Pay-Up-Day/' by 
which date payment of all pledges and special gifts be asked. 

8. That some emphasis be placed on "Stewardship" in every con- 
gregation, prior to the E. M. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. Hawley. 

SUGGESTED DIVISION OF BENEVOLENT APPORTION- 
MENT ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES 



Foreign Missions 27% 

Assembly's Home Missions 13% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief-! 7% 

Religious Education 2% 

Assembly's Training School .5% 

Bible Cause 5% 



50% 

SYNODICAL AND PRESBYTERIAL CAUSES 



Synod's Home Missions 11% 

Orphans' Home - 8% 

Educational Institutions 9% 

Union Theological Seminary 2% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 17% 

Religious Education in Synod, including 

work in State Institutions of 1% 3% 



50% 

1942-1943 

Benevolent Presbyterial Contributed 

CHURCH Apportionment Tax 1940-41 

1. Alamance $ 2,585.00 $ 76.00 $ 2,862.00 

2. Asheboro 880.00 26.00 624.00 

3. Bessemer 495.00 14.00 458.00 



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242.00 


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60. St. Andrews $ 374.00 $ 11.00 $ 248.00 

61. Stoneville 165.00 5.00 63.00 

62. Stony Creek 440.00 13.00 326.00 

63. Sanford 2,310.00 69.00 2,159.00 

64. Wentworth 28.00 1.00 

65. Westminster 1,457.00 44.00 1,967.00 

66. White Hill 220.00 7.00 96.00 

67. Yanceyville 550.00 16.00 279.00 



$69,432.00 $ 2,095.00 $72,320.00 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendation of 
the Presbytery's Heme Missions Committee, presented 
by its chairman, Rev. J. M. Millard : 

RECOMMENDATION 

We recommend that Orange Presbytery does hereby autho- 
rize Rev. C. E. Hodgin, the Superintendent of Home Missions, 
and J. M. Millard, Chairman of Presbytery's Home Missions Com- 
mittee, to sign a note for Presbytery of $4,400, the same being a 
loan to the Bethany Presbyterian Church by Synod's Executive 
Committee of Home Missions as endorsers of the same. 

This note is secured by deed of trust covering the property of 
Bethany Church and is to be paid at the rate of $600.00 semi- 
annually at 4 r /r interest. 

J. M. Millard. 

Rev. D. A. Swicord was received by letter of dismis- 
sion from Southwest Georgia Presbytery, pending his 
examination. He was then examined on the required sub- 
jects, and, his examination being sustained, he was order- 
ed enrolled after signing the obligation. 

Rev. D. J. Blackwell offered his resignation of the 
pastorate of the Leaksville Church and asked that the 
pastoral relationship be dissolved effective Jan. 15, 1942. 

The Church was heard through its representative 
concurring with Mr. Blackwell and his resignation was 
accepted and the pastoral relationship dissolved. 

Presbytery recommended Mr. Blackwell for the bene- 
fits of the Minister's Annuity Fund. 

Rev. D. J. Blackwell was at his request granted letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of South Carolina. Pres- 
bytery in granting the dismission adopted the following 
resolution. 

"Resolved that we grant Rev. D. J. Blackwell's request 
for dismissal to South Carolina Presbytery with expres- 
sion of our sincere regrets that we are to lose him from 
our membership, and furthermore we desire to put on 
record our appreciation of his faithful labours within our 
bounds." 



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Several of the members of Presbytery spoke of the 
fine work done by Mr. Blackwell in Leaksville. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution intro- 
duced by Rev. R. Murphy Williams: 

RESOLUTION 

That Rev. Rupert McGregor be appointed Chairman of a Com- 
mittee of five — he to select two other ministers and two laymen 
to act on the committee with him — to survey the field at Leaks- 
ville-Spray to see if it is possible to form one great congregation 
out of the two existing churches. This Committee to survey the 
whole Presbytery with the same purpose in view. The Commit- 
tee as it was constituted consists of Revs. J. Rupert McGregor, 
J. M. Millard, and W. E. Harrop with Mr. Z. I. Walser and Mr. 
John W. Simpson. 

The order of the day was postponed in order to re- 
ceive as Candidate for the ministry Mr. Jimmy Nisbet, 
a freshman at Davidson College and a member of the 
Sanford Church. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief, Rev. W. M. Baker, made re- 
port presenting Mr. Nisbet, recommending that he be 
taken under care of the Presbytery as a Candidate for 
the Gospel Ministry. 

After the usual examination he was received, the 
prayer being offered by Mr. Baker. 

The report of the Committee was then adopted as 
follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

We have a fine young man completing his theological course 
at the Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in May. , 

We are suggesting the following parts for his licensure: 

1. English Thesis: T,he nature of Christ as seen in the New 
Testament. 

2. Greek Exegesis: Romans 3:21-31. 

3. Popular Lecture: The Prophet's Character related to His 
Problem. 

4. Sermon: Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man is come to seek 
and to save that which was lost." 

We offer James Alexander Nisbet of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Sanford as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. We 
have gathered all the information required by our Book of Church 
Order and examined him before our committee. We hereby recom- 
mend him to you for examination and approval. He is now a 
Freshman in Davidson College. 



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Presbytery adopted the following Report of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

We had a very helpful Conference on Evangelism in the 
Graham Presbyterian Church on Nov. 23, 1941. Although it was 
a rainy day the Conference was well attended, and Rev. R. A. 
Forrest, of Toccoa Falls, Ga., brought us a very fine inspira- 
tional address. 

You are all familiar with the plan for Evangelism for this 
year suggested by the Assembly's Permanent Committee on Evan- 
gelism. Your Committee can do nothing further now than to leave 
it up to our pastors and churches to carry out this plan. 

We submit for your consideration at this time the following 
specific recommendations : 

1. That all pastors appoint Personal Workers' Groups in 
their churches, if they have not already done so. 

2. That prospect lists be prepared in each church, and that 
these lists be regarded as responsibility lists. 

3. That the names on the prospect list be assigned to the 
Personal Workers' Group and that weekly meetings of the Group 
be held to report on work accomplished and to receive new assign- 
ments. 

4. That pastors hold Communicant classes during the month 
of March to prepare young people for church membership. 

5. That immediate decision to accept Christ be emphasized 
during the last quarter of the church year in the Sunday School 
and in the regular church services. 

6. That the churches be urged to send promptly their of- 
ferings for the support of the Evangelistic movement to Mr. James 
N. Benton, Treas., care of the Greensboro Patriot, Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Mr. H. E. Latham was given the privilege of the floor 
to speak concerning the Resolution from the Leaksville 
Church, which was presented along with the report of 
the Trustees of Presbytery regarding the wills of Dr. A. 
H. Stone and Miss Lola Stone. (Communications, pages 
77-78). 

Presbytery declared this field at Leaksville a mission 
field with regard to this will and instructed the Trus- 
tees to pay over to the Leaksville Church the income 
from this estate for this year (1941). 

Rev. J. S. Cook offered his resignation of the River- 
view Church and asked that the pastoral relation be dis- 
solved to take effect April 1st, 1942, with the understand- 
ing that another minister will be provided for the River- 
view Church. 



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The Church through its representative reported re- 
luctantly concurring. Presbytery then accepted the re- 
signation and dissolved the relationship according to Mr. 
Cook's request. 

At the request of the Foreign Missions Committee, 
and Synod's Home Missions Committee the leaflet "The 
Ten Points of Self-Support," by Rev. W. C. McLauch- 
lin, D.D., was distributed to the members of Presbytery. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson spoke commanding Mr. War- 
ren Gaw for the splendid work done in the High Point 
field last summer and commending him to the Presby- 
tery. 

Rev. J. 0. Mann, of Wilmington Presbytery, was in- 
troduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The Committee on Religious Education made verbal 
report which was received as information and announc- 
ed the conference in the Church of the Covenant for Jan- 
uary 28th at 7:30 p. m., and stressed the importance of 
the Conference. 

The Summer Conference schedules were announced 
as follows : Pioneers, June 15-20, at Peace College ; Sen- 
ior-Young People June 22-27, at Guilford College. 

Presbytery instructed the Board of Trustees to pay 
from Dr. A. H. Stone bequest to the Committee of Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief, of Louisville, Ky., 
$15.00* which is one third of the unpaid balance of Dr. 
Stone's subscription to the Minister's Annuity Fund. 
(This is Presbytery's proportionate share of an unpaid 
$45.00). 

The following report of the Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work was received and admitted to record : 

High Point, N. C, January 13, 1942. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met in the 
primary department of High Point Church, and was opened with 
prayer. 

Members present: Revs. N. N. Fleming, J. R. McGregor, and 
W. M. Baker. Rev. W. M. Baker was appointed Secretary. 

The Commission approved the vote taken by mail approving 
Rev. J. S. Cook to the Eno-Fairfield-Little River group of churches. 

Rev. J. S. Cook came before the Commission and stated that 
calls from the Little River Church at $700, Eno at $600, and Fair- 
field at $225, and Minister Annuity Fund payments were in his 
possession, but he had left them at his home. The Commission 
voted to recommend that the calls be approved and placed in Mr. 
Cook's hands. 



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87 



The Riverview Church through its representative asked per- 
mission to call Mr. C. R. Slider, a senior at Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Va., and the Chairman of the Commission 
was asked to investigate Mr. Slider. 

Rev. John Whitley of Leaksville appeared before the Com- 
mission and called attention to the changes taking place in the 
work in that end of the Presbytery, suggesting that something 
be done by suggesting to unite some of the work in Leaksville. 

The matter of the request of Rev. Malcom Graham for letter 
of dismission referred to us was considered. 

We recommend that Presbytery give to our Commission auth- 
ority to dismiss Rev. Malcom Graham to Piedmont Presbytery if 
the way be clear after a conference with Mr. Graham. 

The Commission approved the minutes and adjourned with 
prayer. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman, 
W. M. Baker, Secretary. 

The recommendations of the Commission were taken 
in order : 

1. Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. J. S. Cook 
from Eno, Fairfield, and Little River Churches were 
found in order and placed in Rev. Cook's hands and ac- 
cepted by him. 

2. A letter of dismission for Rev. Malcom Graham 
to Piedmont Presbytery was ordered placed in the hands 
of the Commission on the Minister and His Work to be 
delivered to Mr. Graham after the Commission has a con- 
ference with him. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations : 

Rev. C. M. Jones to succeed Rev. D. J. Blackwell, removed 
from our Presbytery, as Trustee of Flora Macdonald College, 
Class (1944). 

Mr. Robert D. White to fill vacancy on Board of Trustees of 
Glade Valley High School, Class (1942). 

Rev. D. A. Swicord on Committee on Foreign Missions in 
place of Rev. E. H. Clarke, Chaplain in U. S. Service, Class 
(1942). 

Rev. J. E. Adkins to become Chairman Committee on Foreign 
Missions. 

Rev. A. D. Carswell on Committee on Woman's Work in place 
of Rev. D. J. Blackwell, removed from Presbytery, Class (1942). 

Rev. C. M. Jones to fill vacancy on Committee on Printed Re- 
cords of Presbytery. 

The report of the Committee on Questions from the General 
Assembly was placed on the docket for the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 



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The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial tax had 
no report. 

The Committee on "Isms" made verbal report. 
Presbytery adopted the following: 

Report of Committee on Installations 

That the following Commission be appointed to install Rev. 
J. S. Cook on April 19, 1942, at Little River at 11 A. M., Fairfield 
at 3 P. M., and Eno at 7:30 P. M. 

Revs. S. W. DuBose, W. M. Baker, and L. T. Edgerton; Eid- 
ers — J. Sam White and R. D. Hughes. 

The parts to be left to the Commission. 

One minister and one Elder to constitute a quorum. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

The following report of the Committee on Thanks 
was adopted: 

Having directly expressed our appreciation to the minister 
and his people of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point for 
the friendly and efficient way in which they have satisfied our 
needs, we hereby record our thanks in the printed minutes of Pres- 
bytery. 

C. M. Jones, Chairman. 

The time and place of the Spring Meeting were left 
in the hands of the Stated Clerk. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in regular Stated Session 
(inserted later) Burlington at the First Presbyterian 
Church on Thursday, April 16, 1942, at 10:00 a. m. 

D. J. Blackwell, Moderator, 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 89 



CALLED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C., March 20, 1942. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church Greensboro, N. C, at 3:00 p. m. and was opened 
with prayer. 

In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. L. T. Edgerton, 
the last Moderator present, presid;d. 

The following were present: 

Ministers: L. T. Edgerton, W. M. Baker, 0. W. Per- 
rell, J. E. Adkins, K. L. Whittington, E. E. Gillespie, J. 
M. Millard, John C. Whitley, S. S. Wiley, D. A. Swicord, 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, J. R. McGregor, and M. S. 
Huske. 

Elders : D. W. Morrah, Greensboro 1st ; W. J. Baughn, 
Spray ; G. T. Sykes, Leaksville ; and R. Holman, El-Bethel. 

The following Call was read, found in order and taken 
up in order: 

Mebane, N. C, Rt. 1., March 10, 1942. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I 
hereby call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Friday, March 
21, 1942 at 3:00 p. m., to transact the following business, 
if the way be clear: 

1. Receive the report of the Special Committee ap- 
pointed to survey the Leaksville and Spray Churches and 
other Churches of the Presbytery. 

2. Take any action, growing out of the above, which 
Presbytery deems advisable. 

D. J. Blackwell, Moderator, 
By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Item 1. Rev. J. R. McGregor, Chairman of the Spe- 
cial Committee on Survey, presented report after intro- 
ducing a number of Elders and Deacons from the Leaks- 
ville, Spray and Bl-Bethel Churches, also presenting the 
history of, and reading minutes of, the Leaksville Con- 
gregational meeting, and reporting that the minutes of 
the Spray Congregation were the same. 



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The recommendations of the Committee were read, 
discussed and adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE CONDITION OF 
OUR CHURCH IN AND AROUND LEAKSVILLE 

and the remainder of Presbytery and Make Recommendations for 
the Promotion of the Kingdom and Our Church 

After meetings with the officers of the Leaksville and the 
Spray Presbyterian Churches, separately and together, we are 
grateful to be able to make the following recommendations: 

1. That the Leaksville Presbyterian Church and the Spray 
Presbyterian Church be dissolved. 

2. That the members of the Leaksville Presbyterian Church 
and the members of the Spray Presbyterian Church be .formed 
into a Presbyterian Church to be called The Pres- 
byterian Church. 

3. That the Officers, Elders and Deacons of the Leaksville 
Presbyterian Church and the Spray Presbyterian Church be nom- 
inated to the newly formed Presbyterian Church for the offices 
of Elder and Deacon respectively. 

4. That a commission be appointed by Presbytery to perform 
the action required in the above recommendations at the earliest 
possible date. 

5. That Presbytery hereby agrees, in view of the above ac- 
tion, to allow the Presbyterian Church to receive 

the income from the Stone legacy, given to the former Leaksville 
Presbyterian Church, so long as it was a home mission Church, 
until the proposed building program of approximately $25,000 is 
paid for. 

6. That the Church of Riverview and the Church of El-Bethel 
be grouped together for the services of one Minister. 

7. That the property of the Leaksville Presbyterian Church 
and the property of the Spray Presbyterian Church be transferred 
to the Trustees of the newly formed Presbyterian Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. McGregor, 
J. M. Millard, 
W. E. Harrop, 
Z. I. Walser, 
John W. Simpson. 

G. T. Sykes, Elder, from Leaksville Church, spoke 
briefly on the meaning of this action to the Church, and 
expressed appreciation for the work done by Dr. McGre- 
gor and the Committee. 

The following Commission was appointed to carry 
out the recommendations of the Committee — Revs. J. R. 
McGregor, C. E. Hodgin, M. S. Huske, and E. E. Gilles- 
pie ; Elders : W. J. Baughn, G. T. Sykes, W. J. Chambers, 
Sam Lawson, and Sam Cox. 



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The minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Thursday, April 16, 1942, at 10:00 
a. m. 

L. T. Edgerton, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, April 16, 1942. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 345th Stated 
Session on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C., at 10:00 a. m. 

In the absence of the Moderator, the meeting was 
called to order by Rev. L. T. Edgerton, last Moderator 
present, and constituted with prayer. After the singing 
of a hymn the opening sermon was preached by Rev. D. 
A. Swicord, who delivered a missionary address. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins .H. C. Foster Shiloh 

J. C. Edwards Piedmont 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay 

E. L. Beall L. S. Ingle Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

A. D. Carswell K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Willcox Euphronia 

D. T. Harrington White Hill 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook___ R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. F. Workman Fairfield 

J. E. Latta Little River 

A. P. Dickson C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose R. H. Claytor Hillsboro 

E. C. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton L. L. Garrison : Cross Roads 

C. N. Morrow. Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming J. J. Fenton, Jr Hawfields 

D. E. Forrest Efland 

A. V. Gibson 

E. E. Gillespie D. D 

W. E. Harrop J. Harvey White Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D. D 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske D. E. Purcell Reidsville 

C. M. Jones 

W. P. Jones 

J. R. McGregor, Th. D P. E. Morrow Burlington 1st 

J. M. Millard J. S. McMasters Alamance 

W. A. Pate R. A. Watson, Sr Jonesboro 

0. W. Perrell R. L. Walker Stony Creek 

C. G. Smith, D. D E. B. Wood Asheboro 

D. A. Swicord 

J. C. Whitley C. 0. Archibald Leaksville 1st 

R. F. Whitley W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

C. J. Law Bethesda 

J. H. Warren Griers 



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MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



S. S. Wiley 

R. Murphy Williams 

O. C. Williamson, D. D 
K. L. Whittington 



W. P. Cook 

J. S. McAlister. 
.Jas. N. Benton 



Pleasant Grove 
.Greensboro 1st 



C. C. Garret 



Covenant 

High Point 1st 



T. P. Wilson___ 
W. J. Chambers 
W. T„ Smith___ 



East Burlington 

El-Bethel 

Smyrna 



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Elder R. D. Hughes of the Cedar Grove Church was 
elected Moderator, and Rev. S. S. Wiley, Temporary 
Clerk, both by acclamation. 

The following were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren: Revs. A. M. Mclnnis of the Synod of 
Oklahoma, U. S. A., and Robert Knox of the Presbytery 
of Brazos. 

The following report on orders was adopted ; with the 
Docket : 

Recess at 11:45, Communion Service at 12:00. Lunch 
at 12:30, Reconvene at 2:0*0. The first item after lunch 
to be an address by Rev. W. I. Howell on the Work among 
The Soldiers. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
345th Stated Session — First Presbyterian Church 

Burlington, N. C. 
Thursday, April 16th, 1942, at 10:00 A. M. 

1. Presbytery constituted with Prayer. Sermon by Rev. D. A. 
Swicord. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report on Orders — McGregor. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading- of Communications, Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Communion Service. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees (3 members, unless oth- 
erwise stated). 

(1) Installations. (4) Nominations. 

(2) Auditing. (5) Thanks. 

(3) Statistical. (6) Minutes of Synod. 

(7) Sessional Records — W. P. Jones, Chm., with five others. 

8. Candidates Received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Fleming. 

11. Special Committee on Assembly's Training School — Harrop. 

12. Special Committee on Survey of Presbytery — McGregor. 

13. Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

14. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

15. Historical Sketch of Burlington First Church — McGregor. 



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16. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Adkins. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Religious Education — McGregor. 

(5) Woman's Work — Carswell. 

(6) Stewardship: Every Member Canvass — Hawley. 

(7) Bible Sabbath and Family Religion — Hawley. 

17. Report of Treasurer — Smith. 

18. Report of Permanent Committees: 

(1) Auditing — Neely. 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

19. Special Committee on Questions from Assembly — Thompson 
and Hodgin. 

20. Election of Commissioners to Assembly. 

21. Read and Approve Minutes. 

22. Selection of Place for Next Meeting. 

23. Adjourn. 

The following Communications were read and acted 
upon as follows: 

From Dr. W. T. Thompson asking that he be excused 
from this meeting of Presbytery, granted. 

From the Curator of the Historical Foundation, ad- 
mitted to the minutes: 

Montreat, N. C, Feb. 11, 1942. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk, 
Orange Presbytery, Mebane, N. C. 

Dear Mr. Fleming: 

The Historical Foundation has received for deposit in the 
name of Orange Presbytery the following bound volumes of Min- 
utes : 

Vol. 6 — 1917- 22— Accession number 58590 (Redeposit). 
Vol. 7 — fl922-s27— Accession number 58591. 
Vol. 8 — fl927- 34— Accession number 58592. 

The Minutes are the property of Orange Presbytery and are 
subject to the will of that Body as expressed in official action. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) T. H. Spence, Jr., Curator. 

Also communications from Union Theological Semi- 
nary, Richmond, Va., and University of North Carolina, 
Chapel Hill, N. C, which were admitted to record as fol- 
lows : 



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Chapel Hill, N. C, February 12, 1942. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, 
Mebane, N. C. 

Dear Mr. Fleming: 

We have received the two bound volumes of Orange Presby- 
tery Minutes (1922-34) with your valuable index bound in. These 
records will be a most useful addition to our North Carolina Col- 
lection. The index makes them much more valuable. 

Please accept the thanks of the Library for this gift. 

Very sincerely yours, 

(Signed) Mary L. Thornton, 

In charge of the North Carolina Collection. 

Richmond, Va., February 10, 1942. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk, Orange Presbytery, 
Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

Dear Mr. Fleming: 

This will acknowledge receipt of the Minutes of Orange Pres- 
bytery as follows : 

Vol. 7—1922-27 
Vol. 8—1927-34 

These volumes will be placed with the other records held in 
our custody for Orange Presbytery, and will be administered at 
the direction of the Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery and in ac- 
cordance with the regulations which govern such deposits. 

Let me also acknowledge receipt for our own files of a copy 
of the Minutes of Orange Presbytery, 344th Session, Fall 1941, and 
Adjourned and Called Meetings from May 26, 1941, to October 
24, 1941. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) H. M. /Brimm. 

The Communication from the Board of Trustees of 
Flora Macdonald College was read and the recommend- 
ation approved, and the matter of the Woman Trustee 
referred to the Committee on Nominations, the Standing 
rules having been amended to allow one of the twelve 
trustees from Orange Presbytery to be a woman. 

The communication follows : 

The Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College in session 
at the college February 17, 1942, adopted the recommendation of 
the committee referred to below. 

For several years there has been an insistent demand from 
a number of groups of women connected with Flora Macdonald 
College for representation on the Board of Trustees of the College. 
This was brought forcefully to the attention of the Board of Trus- 
tees by the action of the Advisory Board representing the Presby- 
terials in a meeting at the college in February 1941, and also by 



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a similar request from the Alumnae Association in session at the 
college in May 1941. It was in response to those requests that the 
Board of Trustees took action recommended. 

"The question of having women on the Board of Trustees 
was brought up informally at the called meeting in September. 
The president of the college was requested to confer with the 
presidents of the Alumnae Association, the Advisory Board, Fay- 
etteville, Orange, and Wilmington Presbyterials, and secure sug- 
gestions in regard to this matter. At this request a meeting of 
the group was held in Greensboro with the following present: 
Mrs. F. L. Hyndman, president of the Alumnae Association, Mrs. 
P. P. McCain, president of Fayetteville Presbyterial, and Mrs. 
Charles E. Kerchner, president of Orange Presbyterial. Mrs. An- 
gus Cromartie, president of the Wilmington Presbyterial, and 
Mrs. G. 0. Rogers, president of the Advisory Board, were not pres- 
ent but approved the suggestions agreed upon, namely: 

"That each Presbyterial, Orange, Wilmington, and Fayetteville, 
nominate a member of the Presbyterial for election by its Presby- 
tery as trustee. She may or may not be an alumna of the college. 
These women will take the place of men now elected by the Pres- 
byteries giving the usual number of twelve from each Presbytery. 
The Alumnae Association shall nominate two women to the Board 
of Trustees who will in turn nominate them to the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville for election as trustees at large. These two will not 
take the place of men now on the Board. One of them must be an 
alumna." 

The Board of Trustees recommend that the suggestion above 
be approved by the Presbyteries of Fayetteville, Orange, and Wil- 
mington and the women nominated by the Presbyterials be elected 
by the Presbyteries, respectively. 

N. N. Fleming, Secretary of Board. 

In answer to a communication from the Defense Ser- 
vice, Synod of N. C, the Presbytery adopted the plan of 
setting up a Defense Service Council in Presbytery con- 
sisting of three members, also having a Campaign Man- 
ager appointed. The naming of the Council and the man- 
ager was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

A Committee from the Joint Committee of Student 
Work through Rev. Joseph M. Garrison, Director, was 
referred to the Committee on Religious Education. 

Candidate Warren B. Gaw was, at his request, grant- 
ed Letter of Dismission to the Presbytery of Abingdon. 

Communications from Davidson College and Pres- 
byterian Junior College ware referred to the Committee 
on Educational Institutions. 

Revs. W. I. Howell and H. G. Bedmger, D.D., both of 
Fayetteville Presbytery, were introduced and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren. 



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Upon motion, Rev. W. I. Howell was granted the priv- 
ilege of speaking now instead of after lunch, and ad- 
dressed the Presbytery on his work among the soldiers. 

Presbytery took recess at 12 noon to prepare for the 
Communion service. 

The Communion Service was conducted by Rev. Rob- 
ert Knox and Rev. A. M. Mclnnis, assisted by the follow- 
ing Elders; J. E. Latta, R. D. Hughes, J. S. McAllister, 
J. Harvey White, John J. Fenton, Jr., and C. J. Law. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00' p. m. and was' opened 
with prayer by Rev. W. P. Jones. 

The following Committees were appointed, the list 
having been read during the lunch hour: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Installations: J. Harvey White, A. P. Dickson, J. J. Fenton, Jr. 

Auditing: J. N. Benton, W. F. Henderson, R. L. Walker. 

Statistical: J. C. Whitley, P. E. Morrow, J. E. Adkins. 

Nominations: W. M. Baker, E. L. Beal, J. S. Cook, R. H. 
Claytor, J. E. Latta. 

Thanks: C. G. Smith, W. A. Pate, E. C. Kirkland. 

Minutes of Synod: L. T. Edgerton, 0. W. Perrell, C. J. Law. 

Sessional Records: W. P. Jones, R. F. Whitley, D. A. Swi- 
cord, R. A. Watson, J. M. Wilcox, H. C. Foster. 

By vote the Presbytery omitted reading of Interven- 
ing Meeting. 

An oral report from Rev. Jonas Barclay of his activi- 
ties was received as information. 

The following resolution presented by Rev. C. M. 
Jones was referred to the Home Mission Committee and 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

In view of the rising cost of living and state of salaries : 

1. That $1800 be declared the minimum salary of a minister 
in Orange Presbytery. 

2. That the Home Mission Committee or its representatives 
confer with Home Mission fields or churches to secure as much 
cooperation from them as possible in raising all Home Mission 
salaries to the minimum. 

3. That the Committee on the Minister and His Work be in- 
structed to work out with churches not under the Home Mission 
Committee's supervision means of achieving this minimum. 



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In answer to the above resolution, Presbytery refer- 
red the above resolution to the Home Mission Committee 
and the Commission on the Minister and His Work with 
strong urging that its specifications be carried out. 

Rev. J. R. Williams of Atlanta Presbytery was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting broth- 
er. 

Mrs. Charles E. Kerchner, president of Orange Pres- 
byterial, was introduced to Presbytery and brought 
greetings from the Presbyterial to Presbytery. 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee made report 
through the Superintendent, Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

In connection with this report Mr. J. H. Warren re- 
ported that the salary in the Yanceyville group had in- 
creased from $800 in 1932 to $2400 in 1942, and that the 
group had become self-supporting. Dr. Hodgin also pre- 
sented the Treasurer's report. 

Rev. J. M. Millard presented the recommendations and 
the report with the recommendations was adopted as fol- 
lows : with instructions that the recommendations of the 
Committee be mimeographed and sent to the churches 
immediately, the expense to be borne by the Home Mis- 
sion Committee: 

PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSIONS 

We have had an unusual number of vacancies in our Home 
Mission work during the past year. As many as five fields have 
been vacant during the year, but not all at the same time. How- 
ever, we are glad to report that the vacant churches have been 
fairly well supplied with preaching. With the help of Rev. Jonas 
Barclay, Rev. R. K. Davenport, and several Seminary students 
and one or two laymen, we have been able to give most of our 
churches regular preaching services. 

We have secured pastors or stated supplies for several fields 
which were vacant. Two of our missionaries to Korea are doing 
splendid work in two of our fields, Rev. D. A. Swicord in the 
Glenwood Church, and Dr. Robert Knox in the Speedwell group 
of Churches. Rev. J. S. Cook began his pastorate in the Little Riv- 
er group of Churches the first of April, but that leaves the River- 
view Church without a pastor. Mr. J. S. Walkup, a senior at U 
P. Seminary, Virginia, who supplied the East Burlington last 
summer, has accepted a call to that Church and will enter upon 
his work there when the Seminary closes. We have in view a young 
man who will graduate from Columbia Seminary in May for the 
Pittsboro group of Churches, and we are planning to get Semi- 
nary students for the summer for the Gulf group and the River- 
view-El Bethel group. In a few weeks all the fields will be regu- 
larly supplied. 



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Many improvements have been made this year in the physical 
equipment of our Churches. Piedmont, Yanceyville, and Riverview 
Churches have erected, or are erecting splendid Educational build- 
ings. The East Burlington Church finished Sunday School rooms 
in the basement of the Church. The Shiloh Church paid off the 
debt on the manse, completed the basement and guttered the 
Church. The Glenwood Church paid off its paving debt and in- 
stalled toilet facilities in the Church. The Little River Church re- 
decorated the interior of the Church building, put down beautiful 
oak flooring, and installed new pews. The Eno Church repainted 
its manse inside and out. 

We have had the best year financially since the depression. 
We have saved some money on account of vacant fields, but the 
Churches, Sunday Schools, and Auxiliaries have supported the 
work more liberally than for several years past, for which we are 
very grateful. The following churches deserve special mention for 
having paid in full, or overpaid, their apportionments, viz; Bes- 
semer, Bethany, Buffalo (G), Church of the Covenant, East Bur- 
lington, El Bethel, Graham, Greenwood, Hawfields, Pocket, Reids- 
ville, Shiloh, Westminster, Brentwood, and Madison. 

We are glad to report that two of our fields, the Yanceyville 
group and the Glenwood Church, have assumed self-support be- 
ginning with the present Church year. We commend most hearti- 
ly the pastors and Churches on this forward step. 

Report of Treasurer of Presbytery's Home Missions for the 
year ending March 31, 1942. \ 

receipts 

Balance from last year $ 113.78 

Receipts for the year 7,588.72 

Total $7,702.50 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Paid for salaries of workers $4,250.46 

Paid for Annuity Dues 245.96 

Paid for Riverview S. S. Building 300.00 

Paid for Travel expenses 193.95 

Paid for Office expenses 14.25 

Paid Rev. E. E. Gillespie for Synod 100.38 

Paid Rev. M. S. Huske expense acct 5.00 

Balance in Security Nat. Bank 2,592.50 

Total $7,702.50 

Balance on hand $2,592.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 
Recommendations of the Home Mission Committee: 
1. That the following budget be adopted for the coming year, 
subject to change by the Committee as circumstances may re- 
quire : 

Pittsboro group $ 600.00 

Shiloh-Piedmont 500.00 

Milton group 420.00 



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Speedwell group $ 600.00 

Riverview-El Bethel 600.00 

Little River group 100.00 

East Burlington 600.00 

Bessemer . 800.00 

Gulf group 1,000.00 

Supt. Salary 1,200.00 

Annuity Dues 362.00 

Travel expense 300.00 

Office expense 18.00 

Building and Repair 800.00 



$7,900.00 

2. That a supplementary offering be taken in the month of 
June in Churches, Auxiliaries, Sunday Schools and Young Peo- 
ple's Societies to be divided between Synod's and Presbytery's 
Home Missions. 

3. That Daily Vacation Bible Schools and Evangelistic Meet- 
ings be conducted in all of our Home Mission Churches during the 
summer or fall. 

4. That all churches make special effort to meet their full ap- 
portionment to Presbytery's Home Missions, and that church 
Treasurers be requested to make monthly remittance, if possible. 

5. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be elected Superintendent for an- 
other year on same terms as last year, that is, on a salary of 
$1200.00 and expenses. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. M. Millard, Chairman. 

The report of the Religious Education Committee was 
presented by the Chairman of the Committee. 

In connection with this report Revs. A. V. Gibson and 
R. F. Whitley made announcement concerning the Con- 
ferences to be held this summer, also the rally to be held 
next Saturday, in the Burlington 1st Church. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson reported on the Daily Vacation 
Bible School workers. The report was adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

The Executive Committee of Religious Education and Publica- 
tion of the General Assembly is encouraged in its report to the 
General Assembly which shows an increase of $4,519.83 in gifts 
from the Churches to this work. However, the budget for its ben- 
evolent program for 1942-43 exceeds the amount received this 
year. We remember that all of our gifts to this committee go into 
the benevolent program. 

The business department of the committee carries all of the 
administrative expense, in which are included the salaries of the 
entire editorial staff. Hence, we would urge every Church, Sunday 
School, minister, and individual Presbyterian to give to this com- 
mittee their periodical and book business. 



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All of us will understand the necessity of the advance in price 
of all materials. This increase in price has been delayed longer 
than most publication companies and book stores were able to keep 
costs at the low basis of the past few years. 

We present with emphasis the plans for the United Religious 
Education Advance. These will be in your hands immediately af- 
ter they are adopted by the General Assembly. Each pastor, ses- 
sion, and Sunday School group will determine for themselves just 
what this advance program means. It promises to mean just what 
the word "Advance" suggests, but the j)lan will be limited by our 
efforts in working it. 

The Advance Convention to be held at Reidsville April 25-26 
is offering some real help to us. It is hoped that Every Church of 
the Presbytery can be well represented at this meeting. 

We believe that the day in which we live challenges the 
Church to be "all out" in its Religious Educational effort. Surely 
we are agreed that only the Church has the answer in Him Who 
is Head of the Church for the world's ills. The light of the know- 
ledge of the glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ must be made 
known in such fashion as to reach all groups in and out of the 
Church, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to be believed 
and received. 

Mr. Robert Hughes planned for and promoted a county-wide 
meeting for Men-of-the-Church in Orange County which proved 
to be one of the fine experiences of Presbyterians in that County. 
We hope this lead can be followed by every County of our Pres- 
bytery. Guilford County had one of its finest meetings for elders 
and deacons. 

We are happy in being able to announce that for a meeting of 
the Men-of-Orange Presbytery we have secured Dr. John S. Bon- 
nel of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York. This 
meeting will be held in Greensboro on May 14th. We believe that 
we can have the largest attendance of men of any Presbytery in 
our Synod. Is it too much to expect every Church to be represent- 
ed by its pastor and a group of men? Mr. John Kellenberger will 
serve as temporary chairman of this most important division of 
our work. 

The Reverend A. P. Dickson wants to help every Church in 
our Presbytery which may need such to have a Vacation Bible 
School. There will be workers available for all Churches which will 
want a leader. Will you not make known your requests to him at 
this meeting of Presbytery? Let us have a vacation Bible School 
in every Church. 

Reverend Roy Whitley announces our Pioneer Conference is 
to be held at Peace Junior College on June 15-20. Reverend A. V. 
Gibson announces the Senior-Young People's Conference will be 
at Guilford College for June 22nd-27th. Excellent programs will 
be provided for each of these conferences. The Young People's 
Rally will be held in the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington 
on Saturday, April 18th. In these terrific days, and for those 
ahead of us, our young people must have all of the training the 
Church can give them. They are worthy of our sacrificial efforts 
to have them in all of these educational activities. 



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The Montreat Leadership School of the General Assembly is 
for July 21st-30th. The program promises to provide inspiration 
and actual practical help for every group of our Sunday School 
leaders and teachers. Perhaps with wise planning in the matter 
of transportation we can again have a large number attending 
this School. 

The reports which have been returned on our Sunday School 
statistical blanks give the following information : 

We are glad to announce that two Training Institutes for Va- 
cation Bible School teachers will be conducted in our Presbytery. 
Mrs. William White of our Synod's Committee staff will help us 
in these. Mr. A. P. Dickson will later give you full information 
about these. Every Church can in this give its teachers some real 
practical training. 

We need volunteer teachers for Churches which do not have 
well-trained teachers of their own. If you could nominate to our 
Synod's Chairman, Dr. 0. C. Williamson, your choice young wo- 
men who might be able to give a month to this work we would be 
grateful. 

We would like for Presbytery to give us the eleven o'clock 
hour of our summer meeting for a discussion of the Religious Ed- 
ucational work of our Presbytery. 

J. R. McGregor, Chairman. 

At the request of the Moderator, Rev. W. M. Baker 
took the chair. 

The following report of the Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work was admitted to record : 

Burlington, N. C, January 22, 1942. 

The Commission on The Minister and His Work met in the 
study of Dr. J. R. McGregor, was called to order and opened with 
prayer by Dr. McGregor. 

Present: Revs. N. N. Fleming, W. M. Baker, and J. R. Mc- 
Gregor. 

Rev. M. W. Graham appeared at the request of the Commis- 
sion to receive his Dismission from the Presbytery of Orange to 
the Presbytery of Piedmont. The Dismission was granted by 
Orange Presbytery at its recent meeting at High Point, N. C, 
(Jan. 13, 1942) and placed in the hands of this Commission to 
deliver to Mr. Graham. 

The Chairman reviewed the action of Presbytery and related 
something of the discussion in Presbytery concerning Mr. Gra- 
ham's dismissal. 

After serious exhortation by the members of the Commission 
the Dismission was placed in the hands of Mr. Graham and the 
Chairman led in prayer for Mr. Graham and his work. 

The matter of the Riverview Church asking for permission 
to call Mr. C. R. Slider, a student at Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, Va., was taken up. 



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The Chairman read a letter from Dr. B. R. Lacy recommend- 
ing- Mr. Slider most highly. It was decided, however, to write 
Dr. D. R. Richardson about his evangelistic zeal and gifts. If 
favorable, to approve the Riverview Church's going ahead with 
the call. 

A letter from Rev. Fred E. Manning asking for a change 
in his ministry (due to wife's health) and recommendation by 
Rev. O. C. Williamson was read. Mr. Manning is at present in 
Albemarle Presbytery at LaGrange and Jason Churches. The 
Chairman was instructed to get information concerning him. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

W. M. BAKER, Secretary. 

Burlington, N. C., April 16, 1942. 

The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church on the 
above date during Presbytery and was opened with prayer by 
Rev. J. R. McGregor. 

Present: Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rev. J. R. McGregor and Eld- 
er J. N. Benton. 

A call from the First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, for 
the pastoral services of Rev. J. C. Whitley at $2100 per annum 
was approved subject to amendment including annuity payments. 

Request that Brentwood Church be permitted to continue to 
have Dr. O. C. Williamson as supply was approved. 

The Commission voted to approve Mr. Hayes Clarke, Senior 
at Columbia Seminary, to the Pittsboro group. 

The Minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

Presbytery approved the call from Leaksville Church 
for Rev. J. C. Whitley at $2,100 and ordered it placed in 
his hands. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Social Com- 
mittee on The Assembly's Training School : 

THE ASSEMBLY'S TRAINING SCHOOL 

For the information of the Presbytery, your Committee on 
the General Assembly's Training School would make the follow- 
ing final report: 

It seems from figures that have come into our hand that the 
Synod of North Carolina makes larger demands upon the Training 
School for prepared workers than any other Synod. 

It appears further that the Synod of North Carolina has a 
larger number availing themselves of these opportunities than 
any other Synod, and that Orange Presbytery, a part of the 
Synod, has not nearly reached the goal in the campaign; for 
$10,000 asked less than $2,000 has been subscribed. 



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Of the cash received, $137,468.64, $70,000 has been used to 
retire the indebtedness on the Institution, $15,000 for the repair 
of property, $22,778 to be invested, and the additional on cam- 
paign expenses. There is yet outstanding about $46,000 in pledges. 

It is recommended that churches that have not yet had a part 
in this worthy work, take the matter up at the first opportunity, 
and make a substantial contribution to the campaign. 

Respecfully submitted, 

W. E. Harrop. 

Presbytery accepted tha invitation extended by Elder 
J. E. Latta to meet in the Little River Church in July 
1942. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of E. E. Gil- 
lespie, Financial Agent of Presbytery: 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT, Rev. E. E. Gillespie 

April 16, 1942 

Since our last report of April, 1940, the following transac- 
tions have been made, and the several accounts stand as follows: 

1. The Maryland Hickerson Fund— $1250.00 
Loaned by Mr. R. R. King to Mr. R. E. 
Lowdermilk on first mortgage real estate: 

To interest collected per Mr. R. R. King__$ 90.00 
By remittance to Foreign Missions 90.00 



Balance $00,000.00 

2. The Jamestown Lot Fund (by error this 
was listed in last report as "The High 
Point Lot Fund") : 

Invested in house, lot held by foreclosure_$ 1,000.00 
Interest and rents collected and deposited 
in Home B. & L. Association, Greensboro 

Interest from B. & L. Association 

To rent collected, in Bank $60.00 

3. Cora Harrison Bequest: $500 loaned C. E. 
Edwards on first mortgage real estate: 
To interest on hand in 'Bank 

4. Pleasant Garden Church Account: 

Note for balance due 

To interest on same 

By check Glenwood Presy. Church_$13.50 
By check East Burlington Church. 13.50 



Balance on hand 

5. A. Hermon and Miss Lola E. Stone 
Bequests : 



592.39 
12.13 $ 604.52 



90.00 



24.00 
3.00 



27.00 
27.00 



.00 



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Receipts — Cash : 
May 30, 1941— 

To check from Z. V. Turlington, Atty. 
Aug. 26, 1941— 

To check from Z. V. Turlington, Atty. 
May 14, 1942— 

To check from Z. V. Turlington, Atty. 
Disbursements : 



June 28, 1940— 

Advanced to Z. V. Turlington, Atty $ 50.00 

June 14, 1941— 

By check to Frank P. Hobgood, Atty 35.00 

Jan. 17, 1942— 

By check to Wm. H. Hopper, Treas 15.00 $ 100.00 

(One-third Mr. Stone's pledge to the 
Ministers' Annuity Fund) 



Net cash balance on hand $ 7,659.03 



(Deposited Home B. & L. A., $7,410.77; and Gate City B. & L. A., 
$248.26. Greensboro). 

Securities Received: 

Mutual B. & L. A., Charlotte, N. C— 
53 Shares @ $100.00 $ 5,300.00 



Home B. & L. A. of Greensboro, N. C. — 

9 Shares @ $100.00 900.00 

Home B. t& L. A. of Spray, N. C— 

46 Shares @ $100.00 4,600.00 

Home B. ife L. A. of Spray, N. C— 

17 Shares @ $100.00 1,700.00 

Town of Leaksville Bond $500 @ $107.75_ 538.75 13,038.75 



Government Bonds: 



No. 232646F Treas. Bond 1944-1946, 3#%__$ 1.000.00 

No. 232647H Treas. Bond 1944-1946, 3^%__ 1,000.00 

No. 232648J Treas. Bond 1944-1946, 3 1 /4%— 1,000.00 

No. 294066F Treas. Bond 1944-1946, 3%%— 100.00 

No. 294069K Treas. Bond 1944-1946, 3 X 4%-- 100.00 

No. 294070L Treas. Bond 1944-1946, 3%%__ 100.00 

No. 396400L Treas. -Bond 1955-1960, 2%% __ 100.00 3,400.00 



Total of Estates $24,097.78 

Income and disbursements of Stone Bequests : 
Receipts : 

Home B. & L. Association of Greensboro, N. C $ 31.50 

Home B. & L. Association of Spray, N. C 252.00 

Mutual B. & L. Association of Charlotte, N. C 159.00 

Town of Leaksville Bond 10.00 

U. S. Bonds Coupons 55.07 



__$ 7,505.00 
5.77 

248.26 $ 7,759.03 



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Interest B. & L. Association Deposit. 
Interest B. L. Association Deposit 



21.89 
131.79 



$ 661.25 



Disbursements: 



By check to R. I. Smith, Treas. Leaksville Church 



$ 661.25 



Balance 



$ .0C 
$ 150.0C 



Financial Agent's Bank Balance 

Jamestown Lot Fund 

Interest on Cora Harrison Fund 



3 



60.00 
90.00 



$ 150.00 $ 150.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. E. Gillespie : , Financial Agent. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



The Board has held several meetings to consider various mat- 
ters in its hands. It has carefully considered the investment of 
the Stone Bequests and approved the holding of the Certificates 
as originally invested by Mr. A. H. Stone. The cash to be held 
for the present in Building and Loan deposits secured by the Gov- 
ernment to the amount of $5,000.00 for each account. The ac- 
counts are to be so distributed at next interest period that no 
one will exceed the $5,000.00 Government protection. 



Presbytery received and ordered admitted to record 

the following report: 

Report of the Commission appointed to dissolve the Leaks- 
ville and Spray Presbyterian Churches and to organize a new 
Church in Leaksville. 

The Commission appointed to dissolve the Leaksville and 
Spray Presbyterian Churches and to organize a new Church in 
Leaksville met in the Spray Presbyterian Church on March 22. 
1942, at 7:15 p. m. Dr. J. R. McGregor, the Chairman, presided 
and Dr. C. E. Hodgin was appointed as Clerk. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. The following members of the Commission 
were present: Dr. J. R. McGregor, Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Rev. M. 
S. Huske, Dr. C. E. Hodgin, Elder W. J. Chambers of the El- 
Bethel church, and Elder G. T. Sykes of the Leaksville Church. 

After devotional exercises the Commission proceeded to dis- 
solve the Leaksville and Spray Churches by reading to the con- 
gregations of the two Churches the following statement: 

"By virtue of the authority vested in Orange Presbytery, ana 
pursuant to action by the same Presbytery in duly called meeting 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C, on Fri- 
day, March 20, 1942; and by virtue of authority vested in a Corn- 



Respectfully submitted, 
E. E. Gillespie, Chairman of Board of Trustees. 



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mission appointed in above said meeting of Orange Presbytery, 
that Commission in regularly called meeting in the Presbyterian 
Church, heretofore known as the Spray Presbyterian Church of 
Leaksville, N. C, declares: 

"1. With the consent of the officers and members of the Leaks- 
ville Presbyterian Church, that the Leaksville Church is hereby 
dissolved. 

"2. With the consent of the officers and members of the Spray 
Church, that the Spray Presbyterian Church is hereby dissolved. 

"3. That the officers and members of the two above named 
Presbyterian Churches hereby dissolved are given certificates of 
dismissal to unite in forming the First Presbyterian Church of 
Leaksville, N. C. 

"4. That the above named Church, the First Presbyterian 
Church of Leaksville, N. C, shall be duly organized in this meet- 
ing." 

The Commission then proceeded to the organization of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Leaksville. The former members 
of the Leaksville and Spray Presbyterian Churches were received 
by certificates, and entered into the Covenant of organization as 
prescribed by the ;Book of Church Order, and were therefore de- 
clared by the Chairman of the Commission to be duly organized 
into the First Presbyterian Church of Leaksville. 

The names of those who constituted the charter members of 
the new Church are as follows : 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Leaksville, N. C. 



ROLL OF MEMBERS 



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Archibald, Mr. R. N. 
Archibald, Mr. C. 0. 
Archibald, Mrs. C. 0. 
Archibald, Mr. Robert 
Archibald, Mr. John Ed. 
Archibald, Miss Nell 
Archibald, Mr. Robt. N., Jr. 
Archibald, Miss Mildred 
Archibald, Mr. William 
Atkins, Miss Lucille 
Atkins, Mr. Edwin 
Atkins, Miss Gay Anderson 
Atkins, Mr. Kenneth 
Atkins, Mr. Ulysses 
Austin, Mr. Joseph, Jr. 
Baker, Mr. L. J. 
Baker, Mrs. L. J. 
Baker, Miss Mary Ruth 
Baker, Mr. Malcolm 
Baker, Mr. Ray 
Baker, Mr. Jack 
Balser, Miss Pauline 
Balser, Miss Katherine 
Balser, Miss Mabel 



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44. 
45. 
46. 
47. 
48. 



Balser, Miss Edna 
Balser, Miss Louise 
Barker, Miss Doris 
Baughn, Mr. W. J. 
Baughn, Mrs. W. J. 
Baughn, Miss Minnie 
Baughn, Mr. John B. 
Baughn, Miss Annie 
Bowlins, Mr. Maurice G. 
Boyd, Mrs. Edwin 
Boyd, Mr. Edwin, Jr. 
Boyd, Mr. Billie 
Booker, Mr. W. C. 
Booker, Mrs. W. C. 
Booker, Miss Lucille 
Booker, Miss Charlene 
Booker, Mr. J. H. 
Booker, Mrs. J. H. 
Booker, Miss Martha Frances 
Booker, Miss Nancy 
Brammer, Mr. Clarence 
Brammer, Mrs. Clarence 
Brooks, Mrs. Mollie 
Burcham, Mrs. Ira 



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49. Burke, Mr. Fred 

50. Burke, Mrs. Fred 

51. Burnett, Miss Mabel 

52. Burnett, Mr. Johnnie 

53. Carter, Mr. Buck 

54. Carter, Mrs. Buck 

55. Cassidy, Miss Helen 

56. Caudle, Mr. Elmer 

57. Caudle, Mr. Gilmer 

58. Chaney, Mr. William W. 

59. Chaney, Mrs. William W. 

60. Chaney, Miss Pauline 

61. Cheek, Mr. E. E. 

62. Cheek, Mr. L. D. 

63. Cheek, Mr. Marshall 

64. Cheek, Mr. Norwood 

65. Cheek, Mrs. L. D. 

66. Cheek, Mr. Lavender 

67. Cheek, Miss Lois Elizabeth 

68. Cheek, Mr. Leland 

69. Combs, Mrs. W. T. 

70. Combs, William, Jr. 

71. Combs, Mr. John Richard 

72. Combs, Miss Mary Ann 

73. Comer, Mrs. William 

74. Craddock, Miss Mildred 

75. Crane, Mr. Raleigh 

76. Crane, Mrs. Raleigh 

77. Davis, Mrs. Doris Self 

78. Davis, Miss Vera Estelle 

79. Dallas, Mrs. Glenn 

80. Dent, Mrs. W. T. 

81. Dent, Miss Margaret 

82. Dent, Miss Rose 

83. Dent, Miss Lunette 

84. Dent, Miss Carnell 

85. Dent, Miss Colleen 

86. Dillon, Mrs. R. L. 

87. Dillon, Miss Ruby 

88. Dininny, Mrs. Raymond 

89. Dishmond, Mrs. Lavinia 

90. Dyer, Miss Phyllis 

91. Eubanks, Mrs. J. W. 

92. Eubanks, Miss Josephine 

93. Eubanks, Mr. Leon 

94. Eubanks, Mr. J. W., Jr. 

95. Evans, Miss Mamie 

96. Fagg, Miss Mamie 

97. Fargis, Miss Pauline 

98. Fleming, Mrs. A. E. 

99. Fowler, Miss Elizabeth Ann 

100. French, Mr. Oscar Lee 

101. French, Mrs. Oscar Lee 

102. Fulcher, Mr. J. W. 

103. Fulcher, Mrs. J. W. 

104. Fulcher, Mr. G. H. 



105. Fulcher, Mr. Thomas 

106. Gardner, Mr. W. A. 

107. Gardner, Mrs. W. A. 

108. Garrett, Mrs. T. J. 

109. Gentry, Mr. J. B. 

110. Gentry, Mrs. J. B. 

111. Gentry, Mr. J. B., Jr. 

112. Gentry, Mr. Douglas 

113. Gentry, Miss Betty 

114. Gilbert, Mr. William 

115. Gibson, Mrs. A. N. 

116. Gilley, Mr. Harry 

117. Gilley, Mr. J. Marvin 

118. Gilley, Mrs. J. Marvin 

119. Gilley, Mrs. William F. 

120. Gilley, Miss Lily 

121. Gilley, Miss Louise 

122. Gilley, Miss Ruby 

123. Gilley, Miss Josephine 

124. Gilley, Evelyn Burt 

125. Godsett, Miss Ruby 

126. Grogan, Mr. Bobby 

127. Gwynn, Mr. Robert Bruce 

128. Gwynn, Archibald Adolphus 

129. Gwynn, Harold Frank 

130. Gwynn, Mr. Dallas 

131. Gwynn, Mr. William W. 

132. Hankins, Mrs. E. I. 

133. Hankins, Miss Ovada 

134. Hankins, Mrs. James 

135. Hall, Miss Annie 

136. Hardy, Mrs. R. H. 

137. Hardy, Miss Patsy 

138. Harter, Miss Ozell 

139. Harter, Miss Wilda 

140. Hayden, Mr. M. W. 

141. Hensley, Mr. J. H. 

142. Hensley, Mrs. J. H. 

143. Hill, Mrs. Thomas 

144. Hill, Miss Catherine 

145. Hill, Mr. B. J. 

146. Hill, Mrs. B. J. 

147. Hill, Miss Loveline 

148. Hill, Miss Faye 

149. Hilliard, Mr. Kenneth 

150. Hodges, Mrs. Saunders 

151. Hodges, Miss Mary 

152. Hopkins, Mrs. Kathleen 

153. Hopper, Mr. John 

154. Hopper, Mrs. J. A. 

155. Hopper, Virginia 

156. Hopper, Miss Ruth Love 

157. Holland, Mr. John Early 

158. Horton, Mr. Randolph 

159. Horton, Miss Onari 

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161. Hudson, Mrs. Ethel Branch 217. 

162. Hunter, Mr. Darby F. 218. 

163. Irving, Samuel E. 219. 

164. Irving:, Mrs. S. E. 220. 

165. Irving, Pauline 221. 

166. Irving, Jean 222. 

167. Irving, Charles 223. 

168. Isley, Mr. Raymond 224. 

169. Isley, Mrs. Raymond 225. 

170. Ivie, G. Lawson 226. 

171. Ivie, Mrs. Belle Bullock 227. 

172. Ivie, Lawson, Jr. 228. 

173. Jamerson, Samuel Henry 229. 

174. Jamerson, Mrs. Rosa Dallas 230. 

175. Jamerson, Margarette 231. 

176. Jarrell, Mr. Tommy 232. 

177. Jefferson, Miss Edith 233. 

178. Jones, Mrs. John 234. 

179. Jones, Mrs. Maud 235. 

180. Jones, Miss Colleen 236. 

181. Joyce, Mrs. Frank 237. 

182. Joyce, Mr. Douglas 238. 

183. Kelly, Mrs. Lennie Martin 239. 

184. Kelly, Miss Ella A. 240. 

185. Kirkpatrick, Mr. T. M. 241. 

186. Knight, Mr. Ernest 242. 

187. Krantz, Mrs. Raymond 243. 

188. Lane, Mrs. C. E. 244. 

189. Latham, Mr. H. E. 245. 

190. Latham, Mrs. H. E. 246. 

191. Latham, Miss Jane 247. 

192. Latham, Mr. Bob 248. 

193. Latham, Miss Ann 249. 

194. Laws, Mr. H. L. 250. 

195. Laws, Mrs. H. L. 251. 

196. Laws, Mr. Harlan, Jr. 252. 

197. Laws, Mrs. Harlan, Jr. 253. 

198. Lea, Mr. Hugh T. 254. 

199. Lea, Mrs. Hugh T. 255. 

200. Lea, Mr. Milton 256. 

201. Lea, Miss Rebecca 257. 

202. Lindsey, Mrs. Frances 258. 

203. Mankis, James 259. 

204. Mankins, Mrs. Eula 260. 

205. Martin, Mr. C. T. 261. 

206. Martin, Miss Thelma 

207. Martin, Mrs. Ramey 262. 

208. Martin, Mrs. Eliza 263. 

209. Matthews, Mr. Harold 264. 

210. Matthews, Mrs. Harold 265. 

211. McCollum, Mr. Joe 266. 

212. McCollum, Mrs. Joe 267. 

213. Meador, Mr. Robert 268. 

214. Meador, Mrs. Robert 269. 

215. Meeks, Mrs. Jo e 270. 

216. Meeks, Mrs. Elizabeth 271. 



Millner, Mrs. A. E. 
Minter, Mrs. Claud 
Mitchell, Mr. D. F. 
Mitchell, Mrs. D. F. 
Moir, Mrs. R. L. 
Moir, R. L., Jr. 
Mitchell, Mr. J. Will 
Moore, Mrs. L. M. 
Morgan, Mrs. Ann 
Morgan, Miss Frances 
Murphy, Mrs. D. M. 
McBride, Mrs. Hazel 
McCollum, Mr. N. H. 
McCollum, Mrs. N. H. 
McCollum, N. H., Jr. 
McCollum, R. S. 
Newman, Mr. Herman 
Newman, Mrs. Herman 
Newman, Miss Elizabeth 
Newman, Mr. Russell 
Niner, Mrs. Paul 
Owen, Mr. Junior 
Owen, Miss Margaret 
Pace, Mrs. Samuel 
Pace, Miss Beatrice 
Parker, Mr. Haywood 
Parker, Mrs. Haywood 
Parker, Mrs. W. A. 
Patterson, Mrs. Jesse J. 
Patterson, Mr. John A. 
Patterson, Mrs. John A. 
Peters, Mr. D. L. 
Peters, Mrs. D. L. 
Pratt, Mr. Roy 
Pratt, Mrs. Arlene Roach 
Pratt, Bailey Rounds 
Price, Mrs. Hazel 
Pruitt, Mrs. Buster 
Pulliam, Miss Annie Dell 
Pulliam, Mrs. George 
Ramsden, Mr. Tom 
Ramsden, Mrs. Tom 
Ramsden, Martin Howard 
Rawlins, Maurice. 
Richardson, Mrs. Mildred 
French 

Roach, Mr. James Royal 
Roach, Mrs. James Royal 
Roberts, Mr. J. R. 
Roberts, Miss Georgia 
Robertson, Miss Ulina 
Robertson, Mr. Melvin 
Robertson, Mr. Alton 
Robertson, Mrs. Alton 
Robertson, Mr. Claude 
Robertson, Mrs. Claude 



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272. Robertson, Mr. Jesse 

273. Robertson, Mr. James 

274. Robertson, Miss Mary Ann 

275. Robertson, Mr. John W. 

276. Robertson, Mrs. Dave 

277. Sawyers, Mr. Thomas 0. 

278. Sawyers, Miss Beulah 

279. Sams, Mr. J. H. 

280. Sams, Mrs. Mollie 

281. Sanders, Mrs. Ella Mae 

282. Sawyers, Mr. Thomas O. 

283. Sawyers, Miss Beulah 

284. Scott, Dr. Genn Gordon 

285. Scott, Glenn Gordon, Jr. 

286. Scott, Mrs. Glenn Gordon 

287. Scott, Edward Kerr 

289. Scott, Phillip Matthew 

290. Seay, Mrs. Hallie 

291. Sheffield, Jack 

292. Smith, Mr. R. I., Jr. 

293. Smith, Mrs. R. I., Jr. 

294. Smith, Mr. T. L. 

295. Smith, Mrs. T. L. 

296. Smith, Mabel Rivers 

297. Smothers, Miss Ruby 

298. Spencer, Mrs. George 

299. Spencer, Miss Barbara Jean 

300. Stack, Mr. Coy 

301. Stack, Mrs. Coy 

302. Stanley, Mr. T. C. 

303. Stanley, Mrs. T. C. 

304. Stanley, Mr. T. C, Jr. 

305. Steagall, Mr. Stafford 

306. Steagall, Mrs. Stafford 

307. Stevens, Mr. Robert 

308. Stevens, Mrs. Robert 

309. Stewart, Mr. C. D. 

310. Stewart, Mrs. C. D. 

311. Stovall, Mr. John 

312. Stovall, Mrs. John 

313. Strong, Mr. S. H. 

314. Strong, Mrs. S. H. 

315. Strong, Mr. William 

316. Strong, Mary Charles 

317. Strong, Betty Lane 

318. Stulls, Mrs. Hoyt 

319. Stultz, Mrs. Bethel 

320. Stultz, Mrs. Fred 

321. Sugg, Mrs. J. O. 

322. Sutliff, Mrs. Isaac 

323. Sutliff, Mrs. Sid 

324. Sykes, Mr. G. T. 

325. Sykes, Mrs. G. T. 



326. Tenny, Mrs. Edwin 

327. Tenny, Mary Sue 

328. Tenny, Edwin, Jr. 

329. Trogden, Mr. J. S. 

330. Trogden, Mrs. J. S. 

331. Trogden, Cora Ann 

332. Tucker, Mr. V. E. 

333. Turner, Katherine 

334. Turner, Mr. Morris 

335. Turner, Mrs. Morris ■ 

336. Turner, Mr. Robert 

337. Turner, Miss Lottie 

338. Turner, Nellie Gray 

339. Vernon, Mr. Homer 

340. Vernon, Mrs. Homer 

341. Via, Miss Florence 

342. Walker, Elsie 

343. Walker, Theodore 

344. Walker, Mr. Cussell 

345. Walker, Elaine 

346. Walker, Mrs. Annie 

347. Walker, Earl 

348. Waller, Mrs. S. P. 

349. Waller, Thomas 

350. Waller, Lewis Skidmore 

351. Washburn, Stafford 

352. Warren, Dr. J. E. 

353. Warren, Mrs. J. E. 

354. Warren, Mr. John Ed., Jr. 

355. Warren, Miss Mildred 

356. Weatherly, Carl, Jr. 

357. Weddle, Mrs. Lora 

358. Weddle, Clauddell 

359. Whisnant, Mr. Ike E. 

360. Whisnant, Mrs. Ike E. 

361. Whisnant, Miss Evelyn 

362. Whisnant, Mr. Edward 

363. Wilson, Gertrude Hankins 

364. Wilson, Mrs. John B. 

365. Wilson, Miss Ada 

366. Willard, Gary A. 2nd. 

367. Winn, Mr. Russell 

368. Winn, Mrs. Russell 

369. Winn, Miss June 

370. Woodleaf, Mrs. Janie 

371. Woodrow, Miss Alice 

372. Wright, Mrs. Marris 

373. Yarbrough, Mr. Marl 

374. Yarbrough, Mrs. Marl 

375. Yarbrough, Mr. Orville 

376. Yarbrough, Mr. Stafford 

377. Bowman, R. A. 

378. Booker, W. M. 



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The Elders of the former Leaksville and Spray Churches were 
nominated as Elders of the new Church and were elected as fol- 
lows : 

W. J. Baughn, S. E. Irving, H. T. Lea, 

N. H. McCollum, L. D. Cheek, G. T. Sykbs, 

S. N. Strong, T. L. Smith, J. W. Fulcher, 

C. 0. Archibald 

The Deacons of the former Leaksville and Spray Churches 
were nominated as Deacons of the new Church and were elected 
as follows : 

H. E. Latham, D. F. Mitchell, Ike Whisnant, 
J. H. Booker, W. C. Booker, M. L. Yarbrough, 
R. I. Smith, H. L. Laws, Joe Sams, 

T. C. Stanley, Morris Turner, 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie conducted the Installation of the newlj 
elected Elders, and Dr. C. E. Hodgin conducted the Installation 
of the newly elected Deacons. 

The Session of the newly organized Church met and appoint- 
ed a congregational meeting for next Sunday for the purpose oi 
electing a pastor. 

Dr. J. R. McGregor then preached an appropriate sermon 
and the congregation was dismissed with the benediction. 

The Commission read and approved the minutes and adjourn- 
ed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. McGregor, Chairman. 
C. E. Hodgin, Clerk. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

To Orange Presbytery, Burlington, N. C, April 16, 1942. 

General for information of the Presbytery: 

I. Our church, this year, aided 186 candidates for the minis- 
try; four for medical mission service and 10 for special services 
to the amount of $13,081. 

2. The Student Loan Fund made loans to 83 students, to the 
amount of $7,515. 

3. There are 547 homes of ministers on the roll of Ministerial 
Relief. $159,569 was remitted to these homes. This is 16 less 
than the year before. The Joy Gift this year enabled the Com- 
mittee to give one month's extra salary to every home. This smaH 
amount was a real Godsend to these needy homes. 

4. The Minister's Annuity Fund has made real progress. 98% 
of all eligible ministers are now covered by the Fund. A few 
ministers have to pay the 10%. Many churches do, and all 
churches are urged to continue to pay their part, 7%% when 
without a pastor. This goes into the group reserves and builds 
it up for a larger service. 159 ministers have retired since the 
establishment of the Fund, April 1, 1940. 49 ministers have died, 



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and pensions have been provided for 42 widows. From April 1, 
1940, to March 31, 1942, $118,584 has been paid out of the fund 
to ministers' homes. 

5. The total amount of gifts from all organizations to C. E. 
and M. R. was $3,677.97. Seven homes in our Presbytery received 
$1,729.00 last year. 

Our Presbytery pledged $60,984.28 to the Accrued Liability 
Fund, to date $52,626.27 has been paid, leaving a balance outstand- 
ing of $8,358.01. We urge our ministers and churches to see that 
this amount is fully paid up this year. 

We have ten candidates for the ministry, one medical student, 
and one young woman at Assembly's Training School. 

We recommend : 

1. The following appropriations to our retired ministers and 
ministers' homes: 



This is the same appropriation that was made last year. Dr. 
Sweets' report shows that each of these homes received an extra 
month's gift at the end of the year. 

2. That the book "Defending The Bulwarks," by Dr. Hunter 
Blakeiy, be given earnest study and wide reading in our churches. 

3. That our ministers secure for reading among the officers 
of our church the pamphlet, "The Laborer and His Hire." 

4. That all of our churches take an active interest in the 
Christian Education Movement, the special cause before our As- 
sembly this year, with a view to strengthening our schools, col- 
leges, and seminaries in every way possible. 

5. That something be done to encourage and, if needs be, as- 
sist those churches and ministers in our Presbytery not able to 
enter M. A. F. 



Presbytery granted to Revs. John Whitley and Roy 
F. Whitley permission to repay the Mary I. Smith Fund 
the principal of their notes without interest. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin was added to the Commission to 
install Rev. J. S. Cook in Eno, Fairfield, Little River 
Churches. 



Mrs. Inez Ballard Caldwell 

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Crawford. 

Mrs. Helen E. Deans 

Mrs. Ella Thorn 

Mrs. Mary Wharton Rankin__ 

Mrs. Lulla J. Palmer 

Rev. Robert C. Gilmore, D.D. 



$216.00 
216.00 
204.00 
216.00 
180.00 
144.00 
420.00 



Respectfully submitted, 



W. M. Baker. 



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Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE, SABBATH 
OBSERVANCE AND FAMILY RELIGION 

BIBLE CAUSE 

The Bible continues to have larger annual sales than any 
other book. It has been translated into more languages and dia- 
lects than any other book, now reaching well over one thousand. 
Our church contributed $10,569 in 1940-'41 for (Bible publication 
and distribution, $1,003 more than the year before. For the 
same year, Orange Presbytery contributed almost $400, about 
double the amount contributed the year before. 

The large and increasing number of men in the armed forces 
of America presents a new field for distribution, hence calls for 
larger contributions. 

Bible study in all departments of church work is urgent. A 
good work is being done in daily vacation Bible schools and in 
special Bible study groups. Nearly 600 schools, private and pub- 
lic, now have some Bible study or are arranging for it. Appar- 
ently the greatest lack is in the homes of the Church. 

SABBATH OBSERVANCE 

No reports from the churches reach your Committee on this 
vital matter. On every side there is evident desecration of the 
day. Spiritual impoverishment must result. Present conditions 
render proper Sabbath observances a matter of concern to the 
Church, a question for careful study, and a problem for solution 
jn the interest of society at large as well as for the Church in 
particular. 

FAMILY RELIGION 

All the data at hand indicates that some 10 per cent of our 
families have family worship. No other information as to fam- 
ily religion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. Carswell, 
F. M. Hawley. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

every member canvass 

The reports of the churches indicate the following results: 
The E. M. C. was completed in 46 churches. 10 others report hav- 
ing made the canvass in some form and to some extent. 

8 Churches report "no canvass." 3 Churches make no report, 

30 Churches report having accepted their budgets, including 
the benevolent apportionments. 26 others report having accepted 
part of their benevolent apportionment. 

30 Churches report the number of subscribers as 4,969. 



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36 Churches report $43,045 subscribed. Several churches gave 
percentages instead of figures. 

After estimating the prospective gifts of these last, noting 
the accepted apportionments of others, and adding in the definite 
amounts subscribed, your Committee reports an estimated sup- 
port of benevolences for 1942-'43 of $61,000. 

Presbytery's apportionment for benevolences is $71,000 which 
is $10,000 more than subscribed, accepted or indicated definitely. 
The prospects are that the usual local causes, including salaries 
and incidentals, will be provided for in most congregations. 

Special offerings are included in the benevolent budget in 
several instances. 

38 Churches report taking part in the Minister's Annuity 
Fund, (out of 62 reporting). 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. Hawley, 
L. T. Edgerton, 
S. W. DuBose. 

Rev. F. M. Hawley presented his resignation as Chair- 
man of the Stewardship Committee which was accepted 
and Presbytery voted its appreciation for his work in 
this office. 

Presbytery accepted and apportioned the $4,600.00, 
requested by the Soldier Work Committee to the churches 
by asking that each church raise an amount equivalent 
to seven per cent to its apportionment for benevolences 
for this cause. 

This amount to be collected on Mother's Day and not 
to be confused with the regular budget for benevolences 
or deducted from it. 

Presbytery adopted the report on Women's Work 
as follows : 

REPORT ON WOMEN'S WORK 

Your Committee on Women's Work submit the following re 
ports : 

There are 56 Auxiliaries with a combined membership of 
5,189. 

Members reading the Bible daily, 1,822. 

Members studying in some Bible Class, 3,068. 

Members of Prayer Groups, 2,098. Family Altars, 695. 

Tithing is practiced by 789 members. 

Readers of Survey, 1,076; Church papers, 1,208. 

CONTRIBUTIONS 

Benevolences, $20,618.00, Auxiliary Special Benevolences, $2,- 
529.00. 



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Total All Benevolences, $23,147.00. 
To local Church Work, $10,031.00. 

Increase over last year, $2,526.00. Amount per capita, $7.00. 
Recommendations : 

1. That Orange Presbytery record its most grateful appreci- 
ation for this magnificent report of the Woman's Auxiliary of 
Orange Presbyterial. 

2. That the Auxiliary be commended for its devotion and 
efficiency in the prosecution of its work in all departments and 
the splendid progress made during the year. 

A. D. Carswell, Chairman. 

Rev. S. S. Wiley was appointed to bear greetings 
to the Preshyterial from Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the report of tha Nominating 
Committee as follows — That vacancies be filled as indi- 
cated : 

Permanent Clerk — S. W. DuBose, Re-elected. 

Secretary of Stewardship — C. E. Hodgin, Re-elected. 

Stated Clerk — N. N. Fleming, Re-elected. 

Trustee Davidson College — T. D. DuPuy, Re-elected. 

Permanent Committee on Languages — to fill vacancy — S. W. 
DuBose. 

Trustee Flora Macdonald College— J. M. Millard, D. W. Wright, 
Dr. Lynn Mclver, Re-elected, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie new member. 

Trustees Glade Valley High School — D. E. Purcell, Robert D. 
White, J. A. Kellenberger, Re-elected. 

Hawfields Anniversary Fund — McBride Holt, Re-elected. 

Presbytery's Home Missions Committee — W. E. Harrop, C. 
E. Scott, Re-elected, L. T. Edgerton, new member. 

Foreign Missions: D. A. Swicord, Re-elected (Just elected 
Winter Meeting January 1942). 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — W. A. Pate, Re- 
elected. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — W. M. Baker, 
Re-elected. 

Religious Education — A. P. Dickson, Re-elected, C. M. Jones, 
and A. P. Ingle new members. 

Woman's Work — A. D. Carswell, Re-elected, O. W. Perrell, 
new member. 

Educational Institutions — J. S. Cook, new member. 

Orphans' Home — W. P. Jones, Re-elected. 

Bible Cause — F. M. Hawley, Re-elected. 

Stewardship — S. W. DuBose, Re-elected, W. E. Harrop and 
J. E. Latta, new members. 

Sessional Records — E. L. Beal, new Chairman. 



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Service Council — Newly set up — A. V. Gibson, M. S. Huske, 
R. W. Barnwell. 

Manager for Campaign Service Council — W. Kerr Scott. 

(Signed) W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

The Committee on Evangelism made report and in 
this connection Mr. Jas. N. Benton reported on the spe- 
cial fund for evangelism being raised in Presbytery. The 
report with its recommendations was adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

Your Committee on Evangelism does not have much to report 
at this meeting of Presbytery as we have not yet received reports 
as to what has been accomplished along the line of evangelism 
during the year just closed. You will remember that the reports 
last year were very disappointing. There were 1260 churches 
without a single addition by profession of faith, and there were 
9000 fewer professions of faith in the church at large than there 
were during the previous year. In the Synod of North Caro- 
lina there were 1404 fewer professions of faith than during the 
previous year, and in the Presbytery of Orange there are 194 
fewer professions than the year before. We hope the record of 
the year just closed will surpass the poor record of last year. 

We have had no communication from the Assembly's Per- 
manent Committee on Evangelism except the Report No. 8, which 
gives a suggested program for the year 1942-1943. This program 
does not present anything new on the subject of Evangelism, 
but emphasizes three of the most effective methods of evangelism 
in the local church, viz : Prayer, Preaching, and Personal Work. 

We have a few copies of Report No. 8 for distribution, and 
if the ministers have already received this Report, we would like 
for the copies we have to go into the hands of the Elders here 
present. We recommend that all of our pastors and churches en- 
deavor to put into practice the suggestions given in the program 
for 1942-1943, and that we cooperate fully with the Assembly's 
Committee in any further plans they may suggest to us during 
the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

The call from the First Presbyterian Church of Leaks- 
ville for the pastoral services of Rev. John C. Whitley, 
having been found in order, was placed in his hands 
and he signified his acceptance of the same. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Installations, fixing the quorum of the Com- 
mission at one Minister and one Elder: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS 

To install Rev. John C. Whitley pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church, Leaksville, N. C, on April 26, 1942, at 7:45 P. M 



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Rev. O. C. Williamson to preach the sermon, Rev. Roy Whit- 
ley to charge the pastor, Elder D. E. Purcell to charge the congre- 
gation. 

Alternates — Rev. M. S. Huske, and Mr. W. J. Chambers. 

J. Harvey White, Chairman. 

The following report of the Committee on Synod's 
Records was adopted : 

The Committee on Synod's Records has reviewed the Minutes 
of the Synod of North Carolina and finds them correct. 

L. T. Edgerton, Chairman, 

C. J. Law, 

O. W. Perrell. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions including the recommenda- 
tions : 

REPORT OF THE FOREIGN MISSIONS COMMITTEE TO 
PRESBYTERY APRIL 16, 1942 

AFRICA 

Fifty-one of our Africa missionaries are now in the field 
and 26 are on furlough. 

All branches of our work in the Congo are carrying full 
programs of activity. Because of the relatively large number 
of missionary evangelists on furlough, the regular schedule of 
itineration was somewhat curtailed, but the addition of 3,125 
new communicants on profession of faith compares favorably 
with the most fruitful years in the history of the African work. 

IN FAR EAST 

Out of a total of 205 missionaries on the roll of our Mis- 
sions in China, Japan, and Korea, there were some still left in 
the Pacific area at the time of the outbreak of the war last De- 
cember. They were distributed as follows: 



In Free China 2 

In Occupied China 36 

In Japan 6 

In Korea 4 

In the Philippine Islands 7 

In the Hawaiian Islands 5 



53 of these may be regarded as interned. 

FINANCIAL SITUATION 

The receipts were $771,000 as compared with $794,000 the 
year before, or a decrease of $23,000. We have been able to meet 
all the expenses of the year's work and to pay a minimum of $85,- 
000 on our outstanding indebtedness, leaving $40,000 or a little 
less. 



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Recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange re-emphasize the impor- 
tance of stressing the claims of the Gospel with all its saving pow- 
er to a lost world. Setting forth our missionary convictions by 
making provisions for personal visits of missionaries to every 
Church in the Presbytery. TJnis Committee stands ready to serve 
any Church in this capacity. We ask that this be done in addition 
to the Week-of-Prayer and Self-Denial for Foreign Missions. We 
emphasize the fact that Missions can be stressed at, any time. 

2. That our Church be in constant prayer for our missions 
throughout all the world and for the release of those imprisoned 
or in concentration camps. 

Respectfully submitted, J. E. Adkins, Chairman, 

D. A. Swicord, 
P. N. Pritchett. 

The following report was made by the Committee on 
Statistics and ordered sent to the General Assembly, 
with such changes as additional reports may make in 
the totals : 



Elders 402 

Deacons 500 

Added on Confession of Faith 417 

Added on Certificate 487 

Whole number Communicants 14,897 

Adult Baptisms 277 

Infant Baptisms 150 

Total Sunday School Enrollment 10,897 

CONTRIBUTIONS 

Foreign Missions $ 21,933.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 5,980.00 

Christian Edu. and Min. Relief 6,137.00 

Religious Edu. and Publication 1,294.00 

Assembly's Training School 938.00 

Bible Cause 266.00 

Synod's Home Missions 5,560.00 

Synod's and Pres. Relig. Edu 1.289.00 

Homes 27,937.00 

Educational Institutions 4,648.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 7,813.00 

Pastor's Salaries 71,889.00 

Indirect Salaries 13,987.00 

Current Expenses 100,871.00 

Congregational Missions 616.00 

Building Expenses 116,916.00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 7,704.00 



Grand Total $395,897.00 

Less Indirect Salaries $381,791.00 

Respectfully submitted, John C. Whitley, Chairman, 



J. Earl Adkins, 
P. E. Morrow. 



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Ministers 39 Licentiates 

Churches 66 Candidates 10 

Also one Medical Mission and one Woman in Training School. 

Installations, 6— Rev. O. W. Perrell. 2; Rev. C. M. Jones, 1; 
Rev. J. S. Cook, 3. 

Pastoral Dissolutions, 8 — Rev. J. S. Cook, 1; Rev. J. C. Whit- 
ley, 1; Rev. D. J. Blackwell, 1; Rev. J. T. Barham, 1; Rev. M. W. 
Graham, 4. 

Churches Dissolved, 2 — Leaksville and Spray. 
Churches Organized, 1 — First Presbyterian of Leaksville. The 
above items added by the Stated Clerk. 

The following Historical Sketch of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Burlington was read and admitted to 
record : 

EARLY HISTORY OF BURLINGTON PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

In 1857 when the shops of the North Carolina Railroad were 
being erected in what is now Burlington, Rev. Archibald Currie 
who was the pastor of the newly fledged Presbyterian Church 
of Graham, began preaching in the open wood shed on Sunday 
afternoons to those who were engaged in the erection of the 
buildings. 

Hawfields had lent a helping hand to Graham Church, and 
the latter was now to assist in the work at Company Shops. 

Only a few families had permanent residence here at that 
time. As families moved in, the children no longer attended 
school in the log school house beyond Elmira, but was in a new 
frame building which was located in the middle of what is now 
Maple Avenue, about a block from the present location of the 
Maple Avenue School. Here religious services were held by the 
various denominational groups. Later they held services in the 
Masonic lodge room over the Supply store; then, in the dining 
room of the hotel; then, in the parlor of the hotel until the Union 
Church building was erected on Fisher Street in 1874. 

During this time, Rev. Archibald Currie preached to large 
and interested congregations, composed mainly of the employees 
of the shops, two Sabbath nights in each month. The congre- 
gation was not distinctly Presbyterian, but a group made up of 
many denominations, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Luth- 
erans, etc. At other periods in the month, ministers of other de- 
nominations preached to the group. A fine manifestation of 
broadminded Christian unity and service was shown. The group 
of Presbyterians was organized as a Church, June 15, 1879, by 
a committee of Orange Presbytery composed of Rev. J. H. Fitz- 
gerald, Rev. B. W. Mebane and Ruling Elder W. C. Donnell. 
The membership numbered 18, 15 of the group having removed 
their Church letters from Graham Presbyterian Church. The 
18 charter members were: Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, Mr. 
and Mrs. Wm. D. Faucette, Mrs. Mary B. Moore, Miss Annie R. 
Moore, Miss Rosa B. Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Piper, 



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Miss Ella M. Piper, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rippy, Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas S. Robertson, Misses Sarah J. and Mary L. Robertson 
and John W. Sharpe. The first ruling elders were J. W. Rippy 
and John Anderson. In 1886, Mr. Anderson transferred by let- 
ter to Hendersonville, but Mr. Rippy served as ruling elder for 
many years. 

Rev. B. W. Mebane, pastor of the Graham Church, served 
this Church in the old Union Church building as stated supply 
two Sunday nights each month from its organization in 1879 to 
July 4, 1880. After a vacancy of nearly a year, he was succeed- 
ed by Rev. George Summey, of the Graham Church, who served 
until 1884. At the time of his withdrawal the membership was 
46 and the Church had developed wonderful liberality. In 1885, 
Rev. Cornelius Miller was elected pastor, serving also the Church 
at Alamance, continuing his pastorate until January 1, 1889. 
During his period of service four ruling elders were chosen : W. 
W. White, J. A. McCauley, J. W. Sharpe and J. D. Bason; on 
March 27, 1887, the name of the Church was changed to Bur- 
lington Presbyterian Church (Company Shops had changed its 
name) ; and a Sunday School apart from the Union Sunday 
School was organized. The Church numbered 57 at the end of the 
pastorate of Rev. Mr. Miller. The next pastor was Rev. James 
L. Currie, a most earnest, faithful and saintly man. His pas- 
toral charge was composed of Springwood and Stony Creek in 
addition to this Church group. Other Church groups had pur- 
chased lands from the railroad company for the erection of Chur- 
ches. In Book 13, page 581, in the office of the Register of Deeds, 
we find that the North Carolina Railroad Company for the sum 
of $25.00, sold 35-100 of an acre at the corner of Front and 
Church streets to John W. Sharpe, W. W. Rippy, James H. Holt, 
John A. Barnwell and W. W. Lasley, as trustees for the Bur- 
lington Presbyterian Church. On the fourth Sunday in June 1891, 
the congregation with grateful hearts and songs of praise entered 
the newly completed structure and publicly dedicated it to the 
worship of God. 

In March, 1895, Rev. M. M. Shields came as full-time pas- 
tor of the Church. The bench of ruling elders was increased by 
the ordination and installation of B. R. Sellars and the installa- 
tion of D. F. Morrow, Armstrong Tate and J. L. Wilson, for- 
merly ruling elders in Bethlehem, Graham and Stony Creek 
Churches. The Board of Deacons was increased by the addition of 
Dr. T. S. Faucette, J. A. Barnwell, E. C. Holt, T. L. Holt and C. E. 
McLean. The membership in March, 1896, was 130. The Church 
grew until it had a membership of 160 in 1912. This small mem- 
bership erected our present Church building. The Church con- 
tinued to grow until in 1934 it had a membership of approxi- 
mately 400. With the growth of our city the opportunity for 
the Church was enlarging and more challenging. In the past 
eight years there has united with the Church 750 members. This 
growth has been felt and seen in the whole life and work of our 
Church. 

The immediate thing before the present congregation is the 
building of a new House of Worship. Plans have been prepared 
and funds are being received for this which promises its com- 



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pletion as early as war conditions will allow. Hence, we take oui 
place among the stronger churches in our Synod. We are confi- 
dently looking forward to a continued growth. The future for 
us is as certain as the promises of our God. Our strength is 
as sure as the promises of the Holy Spirit and our achievements 
are limited only by our consecration to Him and to His cause. 

The following ministers have served as stated supplies and 
pastors : 

Rev. A. Currie, Pastor cf Graham Church, started and car- 
ried on the work here 1857-1879. 

Rev. B. W. Mebane, pastor of Graham Church, served as 
stated supply January 15, 1879, to July 4, 1880. 

VACANCY NEARLY ONE YEAR 

Rev. George Summey, pastor of Graham Presbyterian Church, 
served as stated supply 1881 to latter part of 1882. Pastor of Bur- 
lington Church 1882 to March 17, 1884. 

VACANCY ONE YEAR 

Rev. Cornelius Miller, pastor of Burlington and Alamance 
Church, 1885 to January 1, 1889. During his pastorate name was 
changed to Burlington Presbyterian Church March 27, 1887. 

Rev. James L. Currie, pastor Burlington, Stony Creek and 
Springwood churches 1887-1894. Congregation from Union Church, 
erected a building and dedicated June 1891. 

Rev. M. McG. Shields, first full-time pastor March 31, 1895, 
to 1898. Second Presbyterian Church built during his ministry 
1896, and was formerly organized 1913. 

Rev. M. W. Doggett— 1898-1901. 

Rev. O. G. Jones— 1901-1902. 

Rev. M. C. Arrowood— 1902-1905. 

Rev. Donald Mclver— 1905-1921. 

Shiloh, Piedmont and East Burlington were organized dur- 
ing Rev. Mclvers ministry. The present Church building was 
erected in 1909 and dedicated in 1914. Dr. W. W. Moore delivered 
the sermon of dedication. Pipe organ was installed in 1912. 

Rev. W. R. Potter— 1921-1934. 
Hut Built in 1922. 

Dr. J. R. McGregor— 1934- 

Presbytery heard the following report from Glade 
Valley High School : 

Greensboro, N. C, April 16, 1942. 

Members of Orange Presbytery: 

Dear Brothers: 

It is my great pleasure to report that the response to our 
appeal for Glade Valley made last year was met (this year) with 
a fine response by most of our churches, especially the smaller 
ones. We are still in need of funds to make some further im- 
provements. 



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Best of all Mr. Eldridge reports that at their special meet- 
ing held in March this year a large number of the students ac- 
cepted Christ as their Saviour and 15 joined the Glade Valley 
Presbyterian Church. 

We trust that each Church in Orange Presbytery will take 
a vital interest in our school, for Glade Valley presents an oppor- 
tunity to advance the interest of our church among our own peo- 
ple. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. C. McLean, Chairman Finance Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records : 

The Sessional Records of the following Churches have been 
found correct: 

Alamance, Asheboro, Bessemer, Bethany, Bethel, Bethesda, 
Bethlehem, Brentwood, Buffalo (G), Buffalo (L), Burlington 
1st, Burlington 2nd, Chapel Hill, Covenant, Cross Roads, East 
Burlington, Efland, El-Bethel, Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, Glen- 
wood, Graham, Griers, Hawfields, High Point 1st, Jonesboro, 
Little River, Madison, Milton, New Hope, Piedmont, Pleasant 
Grove, Pocket, Red House, Reidsville 1st, Shiloh, Springwood, St. 
Andrews, Stony Creek, Sanford, Westminster, White Hill, and 
Yanceyville. 

The following had no certified report: Mebane, Gilead and 
Community. 

The following had certified report but no book: Broadway, 
Greensboro 1st*, and Riverview. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William P. Jones, Chairman. 

* See Note Page 124. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Treas- 
urer, C. G. Smith, on Benevolences, Current Expenses, 
and Arrears in Presbyterial Tax. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 
Orange Presbytery, April 4, 1941, to April 4, 1942 

Balance Balance 



4-4-'41 


Receipts 


Disbursements 4-4-'42 


Foreign Missions 


$ 9,720.98 


$ 9,720.98 


Assembly's Home Missions 
Synod's Home Missions 


4,453.20 


4,453.20 


3,500.07 


3,500.07 


Presby's Home Missions 


5,898.85 


5,898.85 


Chr. Edu. & Min Relief 


2,550.88 


2,550.88 


S. S. Ex. & Publica 


801.94 


801.94 


Schools and Colleges _ 


2,835.92 


2,835.92 


Union Theo. Seminary 


639.43 


639.43 


Bible Cause 


241.93 


241.93 


Presbyterian Orphans' Home 


3,037.63 


3,037.63 


Assembly's Training School 


465.65 


465.65 



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Balance Balance 
4-4-'41 Receipts Disbursements 4-4-'42 

Rel. Ed. in Synod & Presby $ 937.47 $ 937.47 

Soldier's Work 129.15 129.15 

Presbytery's Tax $1,086.79 2,406.00 3,335.75 $157.04 

Totals $1,086.79 $37,619.10 $38,548.85 $157.04 

C. G. Smith, Treasurer. 

CURRENT EXPENSE ACCOUNT 1941-1942 

Balance on hand April 4, 1941 $ 1,086.79 

Receipts April 4, 1941, to April 4, 1942 2,406.00 

Disbursements: $ 3,492.79 

General Assembly's Dues, 1940-'41 $ 1,056.52 

General Assembly's Dues, 1941-'42 1,088.92 

On account 400.00 

$ 2,545.44 

Synod's Dues for year 1941 ' 254.03 

Salaries : 

Stated Clerk $ 200.04 

Treasurer 150.00 

Permanent Clerk, partial 12.00 

362.04 

Expenses: Stationery, postage, etc 43.32 

Printing Minutes, supplies, blanks, etc 125.01 

Miscellaneous Charges: 

Collecting Checks on non-par Banks $ .86 

Safety Deposit Box 5.00 

5.86 



Total Disbursements $ 3,335.75 

Balance on hand April 4, 1942 157.04 

$ 3,492.79 

All the Presbytery's obligations have been paid in full. 

PRESBYTERIAL TAX ARREARS 1941-42 

iBurlington 2nd $13.00 

Cumnock 1.00 

Glenwood 13.00 

Greenwood 5.00 

Gulf 4.00 

Haywood 2.00 

N. Eno 1.00 

Smyrna 2.00 

Stoneville 5.00 

Wentworth 1.00 

Total $47.00 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Per- 
manent Auditing Committee: 



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We have audited the books and annual report of C. G. Smith, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements, ex- 
cept eight checks totaling $5,081.69 which were in process of col- 
lection and which have not been presented or paid by the bank 
nor shown on their statements as of April 10th, 1942. 

Of the sixteen checks totaling $5,451.62 outstanding April 
11th, 1941 (last audit), all have been presented at the bank and 
paid. 

We find the annual report showing a balance of $157.04 to 
be correct. 

This the 10th day of April 1942. 

James B. Neely, 
C. Don Alexander, 

Auditing Committee. 

The Standing Auditing Committee made report as 
follows which was adopted : 

In the limited time available it is impossible to make a com- 
plete check of the books of Treasurer C. G. Smith. 

The books are neatly kept and summaries indicate accuracy. 
We submit the report of the Standing Auditing Committee of 
Presbytery, which has made an audit of the books. 

Jas. N. Benton, 
W. F. Henderson, 
R. L. Walker, 

The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax re- 
ported no change in arrears since last meeting. 

In recognition of the fine work done by the Glenwood 
Church in attaining self support, and in response to the 
request of the pastor, Rev. D. A. Swicord, Presbytery 
voted to remit the arrears in tax of that church. 

*Presbytery granted the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, permis- 
sion to have the sessional record examined by the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records after the meeting of Presbytery and signed 
by him. * 

In response to request from the Treasurer of Pres- 
bytery, the following churches were granted adjustments 
on arrears in Presbyterial tax: Euphronia Church $27 
adjusted to $10, Salem $20 to $10, St. Andrews $86 to 
$40. 

Presbytery, by a rising vote, adopted the following 
report of the Committee on Resolutions of Thanks: 

BE IT RESOLVED: That we thank the pastor and people of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington for a cordial hos- 
pitality which took thought for every requirement and made pro- 
vision for every detail affecting the comfort and efficiency of 
the Spring Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 



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We received a gracious welcome, enjoyed a delicious meal, 
and wish not to depart until the courtesy on our lips has shown 
something of the affection in our hearts for this friendly and 
progressive Church. 

Signed : 

C. G. Smith, 
W. A. Pate, 

E. C. KlRKLAND. 

The Historical Committee through its chairman, N. 
N. Fleming, reported that Volume VIII of the bound 
Minutes was now ready. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have volumes 
bound for the following: 

Davidson College, Woman's College, Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Va., The University of North Carolina, 
Historical Foundation, and for the Stated Clerk's files. 

The Special Committee on Questions Sent Down From 
The General Assembly made report recommending that 
the Additions to Paragraphs 142 and 149 of the Book of 
Church Order as contained in Amendments on page 110 
of the 1941 Assembly's Minutes be approved. 

Also that the Proposed Amendments to the Confes- 
sion of Faith (pages 111-113 of Minutes of General As- 
sembly 1941) by adding Chapter IX of The Holy Spirit 
with Proof Texts, and Chapter X of The Gospel with 
Proof Texts be approved. Presbytery voted to approve 
amendment to paragraph 142. 

The hour 6:00 p. m., the hour of prayer for the Na- 
tion, having arrived, Presbytery paused and was led in 
prayer by Rev. 0. C. Williamson. 

Presbytery then adopted the completa report of the 
Committee approving amendments to Paragraph 149, 
Book of Church Order, and Amendments to Confession 
of Faith by adding the chapters named above. The amend- 
ments follow: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 
BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 

The General Assembly in May 1941, approved and sent to the 
presbyteries for their advice and consent two Amendments to the 
Book of Church Order. The approval of a majority, or 45, of the 
presbyteries is necessary before a subsequent Assembly can enact 
them. The Amendments are as follows: 

1. The addition of the following to Par. 142: (Page 110 of 
1941 Assembly Minutes) : 



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"When a minister reaches the age of seventy years the rela- 
tionship between him and the church or churches he is serving 
shall automatically terminate. All such ministers, whether they 
be Pastors, Associate Pastors, Assistant Pastors, or Stated Sup- 
plies, are eligible for re-election in the same capacity for a term 
of one year at a time, not to exceed three terms. In the re-election 
of Pastors and Associate Pastors a congregational meeting shalj 
be called for that purpose after consultation with the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work, as provided in Paragraph 76-a. No 
installation is necessary when a minister is re-elected by the 
same church or churches. After this becomes the law of the Church, 
the above action applies to every minister in such service as des- 
cribed who has passed seventy years of age. In every case, the 
time for retirement shall be September 1, following the seventieth 
birthday. 

"This retirement provision shall not be compulsory unless the 
church or churches have entered the Ministers' Annuity Fund, or 
have arranged for a retirement pension equal to the minimum pro- 
vided by the Minister's Annuity Fund." 

2. The addition of the words : "or every other year" to Par. 
149 (third division). (Page 43 of 1941 Assembly Minutes:) 

"If any particular church, by a majority vote at a congrega- 
tional meeting, shall prefer to elect Ruling Elders and Deacons 
for a limited term in the exercise of their functions, this may be 
done ; provided, that the time of such active services be not less 
than three years, and that the Session and the Board of Deacons 
be made to consist of three classes, one of which classes shall be 
elected each year, or every other year-, and provided further that 
the Ruling Elders and Deacons, once ordained, shall not be dives- 
ted of their office when they are not re-elected for active service, 
and if re-elected shall not be re-ordained; and provided further 
that a congregation voting to make such terms of office limited 
may also determine for how long a period of time, if any, such re- 
tired officers shall be ineligible for re-election. Elders thus re- 
tired shall be entitled to represent their church in the higher 
courts of the church when appointed by the Session or by the 
Presbytery." 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 
CONFESSION OF FAITH 

The General Assembly in May, 1941, approved and sent to 
the Presbyteries for their advice and consent two Amendments to 
the Confession of Faith, consisting of the addition of two chap- 
ters. The approval of three-fourths, or 66, of the presbyteries is 
necessary before a subsequent Assembly can enact them. The 
Amendments are as follows: (Pages 111-113 of the 1941 Minutes.) 

1. The addition of 

CHAPTER IX. 
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 

I. The Holy Spirit, the third person in the Trinity, proceed- 
ing from the Father and the Son, of the same substance and equal 
in power and glory, is, together with the Father and the Son, to 
be believed in, loved, obeyed, and worshipped throughout all ages. 



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II. He is the Lord and Giver of life, everywhere present, and 
is the source of all good thoughts, pure desires, and holy counsels 
in men. By Him the prophets were moved to speak the Word of 
God, and all the writers of the Holy Scriptures inspired to record 
infallibly the mind and will of God. The dispensation of the Gos- 
pel is especially committed to Him. He prepares the way for it, 
accompanies it with His persuasive power, and urges its message 
upon the reason and conscience of men, so that they who reject its 
merciful offer are not only without excuse, but are also guilty of 
resisting the Holy Spirit. 

III. The Holy Spirit, whom the Father is ever willing to give 
to all who ask Him, is the only efficient agent in the application 
of redemption. He regenerates men by His grace, convicts them 
of sin, moves them to repentance, and persuades and enables them 
to embrace Jesus Christ by faith. He unites all believers to Christ, 
dwells in them as their Comforter and Sanctifier, gives to them 
the spirit of Adoption and Prayer, and performs all these graci- 
ous offices by which they are* sanctified and sealed unto the daj 
of redemption. 

IV. By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit all believers being 
vitally united to Christ, who is the Head, are thus united one to 
another in the Church, which is His body. He calls and anoints 
ministers for their holy office, qualifies all other officers in the 
Church for their special work, and imparts various gifts and 
graces to its members. He gives efficacy to the Word and to the 
ordinances of the Gospel. By Him the Church will be preserved, 
increased, purified and at last made perfectly holy in the pres- 
ence of God. 

Proof Texts 

Par. I— II Cor. XIII: 14; John XV:26; Matt. XXVIII: 19; 
Matt. 111:16-17; Luke 1:35; Eph. IV:30; Heb. X:29; I Cor. X:10- 
11; Rev. XXII:17; Eph. 11:18-22; John XIV:26; John XVI:7; 
Gal. IV :6; Acts V:3-4; Acts XVl:6-7; Mark 111:29; Rom. VIII: 
26-27; I John 11:20-27. 

Par. II— Eph. IV: 30; Eph. V:9; Gen. 1:2; John 111:5, 6, 8. 
Acts 11:1-21; Gal. V:22-25; John XVI:8-11; II Pet. 1:21; II Tim'. 
111:16; I Cor. 11:10-13; I Pet. 1:11; John XVI:13-15; I Cor. II: 
10-14; Acts VII: 51; I Thes. V:19; Eph. IV:30; Ps. 104:30. 

Par. Ill— John 111:1-8; Acts 11:38; Luke XI: 13; I Cor. XII: 
3; John VII:37-39; John XVI: 13; John XVI:7-11; Rev. XXII:17; 
Titus 111:5-7; II Thess. 11:13; Gal. IV:6; I John IV:2; Rom. 
VIII:14, 17, 26, 27; Eph. IV:30; I Cor. 11:13-16. 

Par. IV— Eph. 11:14-18, IV: 1-6, V:18; Acts 11:4, XIII:2; I 
Cor. XII; II Pet. 1:19-21; I Thess. 1:5-6; John XX:22-23; Matt. 
XXVIII: 19-20. 

2. The addition of 

, CHAPTER X. 

OF THE GOSPEL 

I. God in infinite and perfect love, having provided in the 
covenant of grace, through the mediation and sacrifice of the 
Lord Jesus Christ, a way of life and salvation, sufficient for and 



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adapted to the whole lost race of man, doth freely offer this sal- 
vation to all men in the Gospel. 

II. In the Gospel God declares His love for the world and His 
desire that all men should be saved, reveals fully and clearly the 
only way of salvation ; promises eternal life to all who truly re- 
pent and believe in Christ; invites and commands all to embrace 
the offered mercy; and by His Spirit accompanying' the Word 
pleads with men to accept His gracious invitation. 

III. It is the duty and privilege of every one who hears the 
Gospel immediately to accept its merciful provisions; and they 
who continue in impenitence and unbelief incur aggravated guilt 
and perish by their own fault. 

IV. Since there is no other way of salvation than that reveal- 
ed in the Gospel, and since in the divinely established and ordin- 
ary method of grace faith cometh by hearing the Word of God, 
Christ hath commissioned His Church to go into all the world and 
to make disciples of all nations. All believers are, therefore, un- 
der obligation to sustain the ordinances of the Christian religion 
where they are already established, and to contribute by their 
prayers, gifts and personal efforts to the extension of the King- 
dom of Christ throughout the whole earth. 



Par. I— Rev. XXII: 17; John 111:16; I John 11:1-2; Acts II: 
38-39; Matt. XI:28-30; II Cor. V:14-19; Titus 11:11; Heb. 11:9; 
Luke XXIV:46-47. 

Par. II— Matt. XXVIII :19-20; Acts IV:12; John VI:37-40. 
XVII:3; Acts XVI:31, 11:38; Gal. 11:16-20; Rom. 1:16-17; IV: 
5; Acts XIII :38, 39, 48; II Pet. 111:9; Matt. XI:28-30; Mark I: 
14-15; Acts XVII:30; Rev. XXII:17; Ezek. XXXIII:11; Isa. 1:18; 
Luke XIII :34. 

Par. Ill— Heb. 11:3, XII:25; Acts XIII:46; Matt. X:32-33; 
Luke XII:47-48; Heb. X:29. 

Par. IV— Acts IV: 12; Matt. XXVIII: 19-20; Acts 1:8; Rom. 
X:13-15; Gal. 111:28; Heb. X:19-25; I Cor. XVI:l-2; Matt. IX:36- 
38; Acts XIII:2-4; Col. 111:16; Rev. XXII:17; Col. 1:28-29. 

The following- were elected commissioners to the Gen- 
eral Assembly meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, Maj' 



Proof Texts 



28th. 



Ministers 



principals 



ALTERNATES 



W. E. Harrop 
J. R. McGregor 
C. G. Smith 
A. P. Dickson 



D. A. Swicord 

E. E. Gillespie 
R. M. Williams 
E. L. Beall 



Elders 



C. E. Kerch ner 
Dr. W. A. Hayes 
Robert L. Neal 
C. O. Archibald 



W. B. Clement 
P. T. Hines 
E. A. Ranson 

G. M. KlRKLAND 



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The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer by Rev. R. F. Whitley, to meet 
in the Little River Church near Hillsboro on Tuesday, 
July 14, at 10.00 a. m. 

R. D. Hughes, Moderator, 

S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, June 8, 1942, 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 3:00 p. m., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Elder R. D. Hughes, and open- 
ed with prayer by Rev. L. T. Edgerton. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

Ministers: W. M. Baker, R. F. Whitley, L. T. Edger- 
ton, C. E. Hodgin, J. S. Cook, O. C. Williamson, E. L. 
Beall, O. W. Perrell, J. E. Adkins, K. L. Whittington, 
S. W. DuBose, N. N. Fleming, J. R. McGregor, D. A. Swi- 
cord, W. E. Harrop, and A. V. Gibson. 

Elders: Z. I. Walser, High Point First; J. C. Ed- 
wards, Piedmont; T. P. Wilson, East Burlington; P. E. 
Morrow, Burlington 1st; R. D. Hughes, Eno; and H. 
C. Foster, Shiloh. 

The following call was read and found in order and 
taken up. 

Cedar Grove, N. C, May 29, 1942. 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Monday, June 8th, 1942, at 3:00 P. M., to 
transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive the resignation of Rev. J. R. McGregor of the 
pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, and dis- 
solve the pastoral relation. 

2. To grant Dr. McGregor a letter of dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of Birmingham. 

3. To receive the resignation of Rev. J. E. Adkins of the 
pastorate of Shiloh and Piedmont Churches and dissolve the pas- 
toral relation. 

4. To grant Mr. Adkins a letter of dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of East Hanover. 

5. To receive and examine for licensure and ordination Can- 
didate John Samuel Walkup from the Presbytery of Bethel, license 
and ordain him; 



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6. To hear the Call from the East Burlington Church for 
Mr. Walkup's Services and, if found in order and accepted by 
him, to arrange for his installation. 

7. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

R. D. Hughes, Moderator, 

By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. J. E. Adkins offered his. resignation of the Pas- 
torate of the Shiloh and Piedmont churches and asked 
that the pastoral relationship be dissolved and that he 
be granted a Letter of Dismission to the Presbytery 
of East Hanover. 

The Churches were heard through their representa- 
tives, Mr. J. C. Edwards for Piedmont and Mr. H. C. 
Foster for Shiloh stating that the Churches reluctantly 
concurred in Mr. Adkins' request. 

The pastoral relationship was dissolved, effective 
at once, and Mr. Adkins was granted a Letter of Dis- 
mission to East Hanover Presbytery. 

Rev. J. R. McGregor offered his resignation of the 
pastorate of the First Church Burlington and asked that 
the pastoral relationship be dissolved effective June 21st, 
and that he be granted a Letter of Dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of Birmingham. 

The Church was heard through its representative, 
Elder Paul E. Morrow, who stated that the Church re- 
luctantly concurred with Dr. McGregor in his request. 

The pastoral relationship was dissolved, effective 
June 21st, and the Letter of Dismission to Birmingham 
Presbytery was granted Dr. McGregor. 

Several of the brethren were heard in testimony of 
the splendid work done by both these brethren and the 
Stated Clerk was instructed to write letters expressing 
our esteem for these brethren, to the Presbyteries to 
which they go. 

Candidate John Samuel Walkup was received by let- 
ter from the Presbytery of Bethel and Presbytery pro- 
ccded to examine him for licensure. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton was asked to preside. 

Mr. Walkup's trial parts before Bethel Presbytery- 
were accepted for this examination in our Presbytery. 

Mr. Walkup's diplomas : A. B. from Presbyterian Col- 
lege, and B. D. from Union Theological Seminary in Vir- 



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ginia, were accepted in lieu of the examinations on Lan- 
guages, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, the original lan- 
guages of the Scriptures and Church History. 

The examination on Theology was conducted by Dr. 
0. C. Williamson. This was sustained as satisfactory. 

The examination on Church Government and Sacra- 
ments was conducted by Rev. W. M. Baker, in the absence 
of the Committee on these subjects. This part was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop conducted the examination on 
English Bible, which was sustained. 

Mr. Walkup presented a sermon- from the text, Ephe- 
sians 2:10, which was sustained as a satisfactory part. 

The Committee appointed to examine the Thesis, Ex- 
egesis, and Popular Lecture, Revs. C. E. Hodgin, A. V. 
Gibson and K. L. Whittingtcn, reported, recommending 
that the Thesis, "Evangelism In The New Age," The 
Exegesis, "Romans 8:14," and the Popular Lecture, 
"What it Really Means to Be a Christian Today," be 
sustained. The report was adopted, and the parts for 
Licensure were accepted for ordination. 

Mr. Walkup answered in the affirmative the ques- 
tions for licensure, and Mr. J. S. Walkup was licensed 
by the Presbytery to preach the Gospel as a probationer 
for the ministry within the bounds of this Presbytery, 
or wherever he shall in an orderly way be invited to 
preach. 

A call from the East Burlington Church for the pas- 
toral services of Mr. Walkup at a salary of $900' and An- 
nuity Payments to be supplemented by the Presbytery's 
Home Missions Committee in the amount of $600 per 
annum and annuity payments, was found in order, plac- 
ed in his hands, and he signified his acceptance of the 
same. 

The following Commission was appointed to ordain 
and install Mr. Walkup in the east Burlington Church 
on Sunday, June 21st, the hour left to the Commission: 

Revs. Jonas Barclay to preach, R. M. Williams to 
charge the pastor, C. E. Hodgin to preside, Elder J. Har- 
vey White to charge the congregation. 

Alternates— Revs. R. F. Whitley, L. T. Edgerton, N. 
N. Fleming, Elders P. E. Morrow, and J. E. Williams. 



132 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer to meet in the Little River 
Church near Hillsboro on Tuesday, July 14, 1942, at 
10:00 a.m. 

R. D. Hughes, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, June 15, 1942. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2 :00 p. m., was called to 
order by Rev. L. T. Edgerton and opened with prayer 
by Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

Ministers: L. T. Edgerton, W. E. Harrop, C. G. Smith, 
C. E. Hodgin, and N. N. Fleming, and Licentiate J. S. 
Walkup. 

Ruling Elders: E. B. Wood, Asheboro; R. D. Hughes, 
Eno; also Mr. B. W. Woodley, Deacon in the Asheboro 
Church. 

The following call was found in order and taken up 
seriatim : 

THE CALL 
Cedar Grove, N. C, June 5, 1942. 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Monday, June 15, at 2:00 p. m., to trans- 
act the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act upon the resignation of Rev. C. G. 
Smith, D.D. of the pastorate of the Asheboro Church, and his 
request that the pastoral relation be dissolved. 

2. To grant Dr. Smith permission to labour outside the 
bounds of Orange Presbytery. 

3. To grant Dr. Smith Evangelistic Powers as he goes to 
serve as Chaplain in the United States Army. 

4. To accept his resignation as Treasurer of the Presbytery 
and elect his successor. 

5. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

R. D. Hughes, Moderator, 

By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 133 

Rev. C. G. Smith offered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of the Asheboro Church and asked that the pas- 
toral relationship be dissolved, effective at once, in order 
that he might go as a Chaplain. 

The Asheboro Church was heard through its repre- 
sentative, Mr. E. B. Wood, bearing testimony to the 
effective work which Dr. Smith had done, expressing 
regret but concurring with Dr. Smith in his request. 

Also Mr. B. W. Woodley from the Asheboro Board 
of Deacons stated that the Deacons had reluctantly join- 
ed with Dr. Smith in his request, and that the Congre- 
gation had adopted a resolution which he read to the 
Presbytery. 

After several of the brethren had spoken in highest 
esteem for Dr. Smith and his work, the Presbytery 
granted his request and dissolved the pastoral relation- 
ship, effective at once. 

Presbytery also voted to record the following resolu- 
tion in the Minutes of Presbytery: 

RESOLUTION OF THE ASHEBORO CHURCH FOR 

DR. C. G. SMITJI 

With gratitude to God for the growth of our Church during 
the eighteen years of our present pastor's ministry, but with 
deference to the call of God that leads him to accept appointment 
as a Chaplain in the Army, we regretfully concur in his petition 
to Orange Presbytery that the pastoral relation between us be 
ended. 

And we further declare that we would not have agreed thus 
to release our pastor except for the urgent need of the men in 
camp, and for the action of the last General Assembly directly 
recommending that with ministers entering the Chaplaincy the 
pastoral relation be severed. 

And we take this action assuring him of our lasting affec- 
tion, and praying God to bless and direct his steps, supplying 
him with every needed grace for the new conditions under which 
he goes to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. 

Presbytery also granted Dr. Smith permission to 
labour without the bounds of Presbytery and granted 
to him evangelistic powers in his work as Chaplain in 
the United States Army. 

Dr. Smith offered his resignation as Treasurer of 
the Presbytery which was accepted and the Presbytery 
voted to request Mr. James B. Neely working with Mrs. 
C. G. Smith to handle the Treasurer's books until the 
Summer Meeting of Presbytery. 



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The matter of naming Dr. Smith's successor as treas- 
urer was referred to the Nominating Committee. 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer by Rev. N. N. Fleming. 

R. D. Hughes, Moderator. 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 135 

DIRECTORY— SPRING 1942 
I — Officers 

Moderator — R. D. Hughes, Cedar Grove, N. C. 
Other officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. (1945). 
Permanent Clerk— Rev. S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C. (1945). 
Secretary Of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1945). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, 
N. C. (1943). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., Greensboro, N. 
C. (1943.) 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D. D.; C. E. Hodgin, D. D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. M. 
S. Huske (1943), Mr. Lunsford Richardson (1944), Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, D. D. (1945), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1946). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man)— Revs. O. C. Williamson, D. D. ; C. F. Myers, D. D.; N. N. 
Fleming, and Mr. Stephen A. White (1943); Revs. A. V. Gibson, 
C. M. Jones, Mr. H. D. Jones, and, Mr. E. A. Ranson (1944); 
Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Mr. D. W. Wright, and 
Dr. Lynn Mclver (1945). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Dr. 
F. L. Knight (1944), and Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mr. Paul Ingle (1943) ; 
Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger 
(1944). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1943). 

Ill Executive Committees 

(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers and 4 Elders, 

report each stated meeting) — Rev. J. M. Millard, Chairman, 

, and Mr. J. W. Simpson (1944) ; Mr. C. W. Perry, Mr. 

W. L. Sharpe, and Rev. R. M. Williams (1943) (Elected 1941); 
Revs. W. E. Harrop— S., L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. E. Scott— 
S (1945). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report in 

spring with popular meeting) — , (1944), Mr. 

P. N. Pritchett (1943), Rev. D. A. Swicord (1945). 

3. Assembly's and Synod Home Missions (2 Ministers, and 
1 Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate— S (1945), Rev. John 
Whitley (1944), Mr. A. G. Carter (1943). 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers 
and 1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1945), 
Rev. K. L. Whittington— S (1944), Dr. Henry Louis Smith (1943). 

5. Religious Education (9 members, and the secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. C. M. Jones, A. P. 
Dickson— S and Mr. C. P. Ingle (1945), Revs. R. F. Whitley— S, 
Samuel S. Wiley, Chm.; and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger— S (1944), 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson— S, and Mr. R. D. Hughes 

(1943). Mrs. C. C. Cole, Secretary of Religious Education in 
Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report spring) — 
Rev. A. D. Carswell— S (1944), Rev. 0. W. Perrell (1945), Mr. 
W. F. Henderson (1943). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook (1945), Rev. S. S. Wiley (1944), 
Mr. J. Sam White (1943). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of the Board 
of Regents is ex-officio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. 
Jones— S (1945), Rev. E. L. Beall (1944), Mr. E. A. Ranson 
(1943). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, 
report in spring) — Rev. F. M. Hawley, D. D. — S (1945), Rev. A. 

D. Carswell (1944), Mr. I. C. Crawford— S (1943). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers, and 3 Elders, report in winter 
on apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) — Rev. W. 

E. Harrop ::: , Mr. E. M. Underwood— S (1943), Rev. L. T. Edger- 
ton— S, Mr. Robert D. White— S (1944), Rev. S. W. DuBose— S, 
Mr. J. E. Latta (1945). 

(* Elected 1942 Spring), 

IV Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. 
James B. Neely, and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers, and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, D. 
D., , and Dr. Henry Louis Smith 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, O. C. Williamston, 
D. D., C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacraments — 

Revs. Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, , 

and Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 

L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk, and 2 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and N. R. Claytor. 

5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., E. E. Gillespie, 

D. D., , Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenberger, and 

Mrs. Ralph Holt. 



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137 



6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (set up in the 
fall of 1938, 7 members) Rev. N. N. Fleming— S, Mr. J. W. Simp- 
son— S, (1943) ; , Rev. W. M. Baker, Mr. H. W. 

Scott— S, (1944); Rev. F. M. Hawley, D. D.— S, and Mr. J. N. 
Benton (1942). 

7. Special Committee on Assembly's Training School — Revs. 
W. E. Harrop, S. W. DuBose, Mr. Robert D. White, Mr. J. G. Ed- 
wards: Advisory Members — Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, Mrs. R. F. Whit- 
ley and Miss Sara Alice Moore. 

8. Service Council — Revs. A. V. Gibson and M. S. Huske, and 
Mr. R. W. Barnwell. 

Manager Service Campaign — W. Kerr Scott. 



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INDEX WINTER AND SPRING MEETING— 1942 



Page 

Adkins, J. E. Resigned — Shiloh and Piedmont 

Dismissed to East Hanover 130 

Amendments to Book of Church Order and 

Confession Approved 125, 128 

Blackwell, D. J. — Resigned Leaksville, Dismissed to South 

Carolina, Recommended for M. A. F., Resolution to 73 

Burlington 1st — Historical Sketch 119 

Clarke, E. H., Chaplain — Report from _ 77 

Commission On Minister and His Work — Report 86, 102 

Commissioners to Assembly — Elected 128 

Committee on Survey — Appointed 84. Report 90 

Committees — Standing, Appointed 79, 97 

Committee — Reports : 

Auditing — Permanent and Standing 124 

Assembly's Training School 103 

Bible, Sabbath, and Family Religion 113 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 84, 111 

Evangelism : 85, 116 

Foreign Missions _ 117 

Historical _ 125 

Installations 88, 112, 116 

Nominations 87, 115 

Presbytery's Home Missions 83, 98 

Religious Education 77, 100 

Sessional Records 122 

Statistical 118 

Stewardship 80, 113 

Synod's Records _ 117 

Thanks 88, 124 

Woman's Work 114 

Communications : 

Defense Service Council 96 

Historical Foundation _ 94 

University of North Carolina ._ 95 

Union Theological Seminary 95 

Communion Service 80, 92 

Cook, J. S. — Resigned, Riverview 85; Called Little River, Eno, 

Fairfield 87; Commission to Install 112 

Directory — Spring 1942 135 

Financial Agent's Report 104 

Flora Macdonald — Women on the Board 95 

Gaw, Warren — Candidate — Commended 86 

Dismissed to Abingdon Presbytery 96 

Glade Valley Report 121 

Glenwood — Arrears in Presbyterial Tax Remitted 124 

Graham, M. W. — Dismissed to Piedmont Presbytery 79, 87 



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INDEX WINTER AND SPRING MEETING 1942— Continued 

Page 

Hawley, F. M. — Resigned as Chairman of Stewardship 114 

High Point, First Church — Historical Sketch 79 

Howell, W. I. — Address on Soldier Work . 97 

Hughes, R. D. Moderator 93 

Jones, C. M. — Devotional 75 

Leaksville — Commission On 106; Dissolved 107 

Leaksville, First Church — Organized 107, 110 

Called Whitley, J. C 103 

Roll and Officers 107, 111 

McGregor, J. R. — Resigned Burlington 1st; 

Dismissed to Birmingham 130 

Meetings of Presbytery: 
Called: 

Greensboro— March 20, 1942 82 

Burlington— June 8, 1942 129 

Burlington— June 15, 1942 132 

345th Stated Meeting— Burlington, April 16, 1942 92 

Winter Meeting — High Point, January 13, 1942 75 

Neely, J. B. and Mrs. C. G. Smith— Acting Treasurer 133 

Nisbet Jimmy — Candidate Received r 84 

Salaries — Resolutions On 97 

Soldiers' Work — Apportionment Accepted 114 

Committee Appointed J 115 

Manager — W. Kerr Scott 115 

Spray Church — Commission On 106; Dissolved 107 

Smith, C. G. — Resigned Asheboro; Permission to Labor Out of 
Bounds as Chaplain; Evangelistic Powers; Resigned 
Treasurer 133 

Smith, Mary I.— Fund 112 

Stone, A. Herman— Will 77, 85, 86 

Swicord, D. A. — Received from Southwest Georgia; 

Sermon by 83, 92 

Thompson, W. T. — Excused 94 

Trustees, Presbytery — Report 78, 106 

Walkup, J. S.— Candidate from Bethel; Called E. Burlington __ 131 

Licensed to Ordain and Install 131 

Whitley, John C.— Called to Leaksville First 103 

Commission to Install 116 

Wiley, S. S.— Temporary Clerk 93 

Yanceyville Group — Self Supporting 98 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1942. 



MINISTERS 
AND LICENTIATES 
NUMBER OF 
CANDIDATES 



J. Earl Adkins, P 

P 

W. M. Baker, P 

Jonas Barclay, H. R 

E. L. Beall, P 

P 

A. D. Carswell, P 

P 

" P 

P 

D. S. Chalabie 

Eugene H. Clarke, Chap . . . 
N. R. Claytor, P 

P 

P 

P 

J. S. Cook, P 

P 

P 

A. P. Dickson, P 

S. W. DuBose, P 

P 

L. T. Edgerton, P 

P 

N. N. Fleming, P. A S. C..., 

A. V.Gibson, P 

E. E. Gillespie, Syn. S.H.M.. 

R. C. Gilmore 

W. E. Harrop, P 

P 

F. M. Hawley, P 

" S S 
C. E. Hodgin, S.H.'m. 

M. S. Huske, P 

C. M. Jones, P 

W. P. Jones, P 

J. R. McGregor, P 

J. M. Millard, P 

C. F. Myers, P 

W. A. Pate, P 

P 

P 

P 

0. W. Perrell, P 

P 

L. B. Schenck, Prof 

C. G.Smith, P.&Treas.... 
Wade C. Smith. Ev . 

D. A. Swicord, S. S 

W. T. Thompson, Prof 

John C.Whitley, P. E 

P. E 

R. F. Whitley, P 



K. L. Whittington, P. .. 

C. L. Wicker, H. R 

S. S. Wilev, A. P 

R. M. Williams, P . 
0. C. Williamson, P. . .. 

S. S. 



Candidates— 10 



POSTOFFICES 



, R.4.. 
, R. 1. . 



CHURCHES 



Burlington, N. C, R. 1 

Burlington, N. C 

Mebane, N. C 

Pittsboro, N. C 

Whitsett, N. C 

McLeansville, N. C 

Sanford, N. C, R. I . . . 
Sanford, N. C, R.3... 
Sanford, N. C, R. 3 . . . 
Sanford, N. 0, R. 1 . . 

Charlotte, N. C 

San Francisco, Calif. . . 

Milton, N. C 

Ringgold, Va 

Blanch, N. C 

Semora, N. C 

Cedar Grove, N. C 

Efland, N. C. . . 
Hurdle Mills, N. C... 

Greensboro, N. C 

Hillsboro, N. C 

University, N. C 

Mebane, N. C, R. 3 
Mebane, N. C. 
Mebane, N. C. 
Efland, N. C. 

Sanford, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Bethesda, Md 

Graham, N. C 

Graham, N. C 

Madison, N. C 

Stoneville, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Reidsville, N. C 

Chapel Hill, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Burlington, N. C. . 

Greensboro, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Jonesboro, N. C 

Broadway, N. C. 

Sanford, N. C, R. 2 

Jonesboro, N. C, R. 1 . . . 

Burlington, N. C 

Burlington, N. C, R. 4. . 

Davidson, N. C 

Asheboro, N. C 

Avon Park, Fla 

Greensboro. N. C 

Richmond, Va 

tLeaksville, N. C 

Leaksville, N. C 

Yanceyville, N. C 

Ruffin, N. C 

Leasburg, N. C 

Yanceyville, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

West End, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

High Point, N. C 

High Point, N. C 

Burlington, N. C 

Leaksville, N. C 

Sanford, N. C, R. 4 

Goldston, N. C 

Reidsville, N. C 

Gulf, N. C 

Moncure, N. C 

Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

Pittsboro, N. C 

Leaksville, N. C, R. 1 

Reidsville, N. C, R. 4. . . . 

Reidsville, N. C 

Wentworth, N. C 

Hillsboro, N. C 

Cumnock, N. C 



Shiloh't . .. 
Piedmont't. . 
Mebane*t. . . 



Springwood*t. 

Bethel't 

Buffalo (L)*t. . 
Euphronia* 

Pockett 

White Hillf. . . . 



Milton*' 

Community 

Gileadt 

Red Houset . . . 

Eno* 

Fairfield 

Little Rivert... 
Buffalo (G)*t.. 
Hillsboro*t - . 
NewHopet ... 
Cross Roads*t . 

Bethlehem 

Hawfields*t. . . 

Efland 

Sanford *f 



Graham*t- 
Bethany t . 
Madison't. 
Stonevillet . 



Reidsville First't.... 

Chapel Hill't 

Westminster 

Burlington First**. - ■ 

Alamance** 

Greensboro Firstf. . . 

Jonesboro** 

Broadway 

Salem* 

St. Andrews** 

Burlington Second**. 
Stony Creek* 



Asheboro**. 
Glenwood . . 



Spray* 

Leaksville* 

Yanceyville**. . . . 

Bethesdaf 

Grierst 

Pleasant Grove*. 



Greensboro First 

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MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Little River Presbyterian Church 
Hillsboro, N. C. 
July 14, 1942 ' 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIXTH SESSION 

Presbyterian Church 
Jonesboro, N. C. 

October 13, 1942 

✓ 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
November 2, 1942 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SUMMER AND FALL 1942 



CHESTER ALEXANDER Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Stanly, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Route No. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

1st Lieutenant E. EL CLARKE Care P. M., San Francisco, Cal. 

M. H. CLARK Pittsboro, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Route No. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Route No. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Route No. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 
W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Route No. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th.M Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

Chaplain C. G. SMITH Camp Shelby, Miss. 

WADE C. SMITH Box 822, Avon Park, Fla. 

D. A. SWICORD 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

J. S. WALKUP 1008 Dixie St., Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY, Th.M Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON 611 Willard St., Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Box 88, West End, N. C. 

S. S. WILEY 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D., 641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 



Hillsboro, N. C, R.F.D., July 14, 1942. 

Orange Presbytery met on the above date in the Lit- 
tle River Church near Hillsboro, in its Regular Summer 
Adjourned Session at 10 :0O a. m., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Ruling Elder Robert D. Hughes, and 
constituted with prayer by Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

The devotional service was conducted by Rev. J. S. 
Walkup, who preached from the text, Ephesians 2:10. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

E. L. Beall R. M. Huffines Bethel 

A. D. Carswell J. M. Willcox Euphronia 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook T. C. Ellis Eno 

J. F. Workman Fairfield 

A. P. Dickson C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

S. W, DuBose 

L. T. Edgerton 

N. N. Fleming J. J. Fenton, Jr Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson Dr. Lynn Mclver Sanford 

W. E. Harrop J. Harvey White Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D S. G. Morgan Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

C. M. Jones F. H. Edmiston Chapel Hill 

W. P. Jones C. C. McLean Westminster 

J. M. Millard J. R. Andrew Alamance 

W. A. Pate John A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

J. Glenn Edwards St. Andrews 

O. W. Perrell W. W. Barnette Stony Creek 

D. A. Swicord 

J. S. Walkup T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

R. F. Whitley W. F. Fitch Yanceyville 

Dr. J. H. Thacker Bethesda 

R. Murphy Williams Albert F. Thiel Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Z. I. Walser High Point 1st 

Kf L. Whittington 

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The report on Orders presented by the host Pastor, 
Rev. J. S. Cook, was adopted with the docket as follows : 

Recess at 12 :20 p. m., Communion Service at 12 :30 
p. m., followed by recess for lunch and reconvene at 
2 :00 p. m., to adjourn at will, the History of Little River 
Church to come immediately after the Religious Edu- 
cation Committee's report. 

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DOCKET 
—OF— 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Little River Presbyterian Church 

Near Hillsboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, July 14th, 1942, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Elder Robert D. Hughes, Moderator 

1. Presbytery Constituted with Prayer. 

2. Devotional Services Conducted by Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

3. Roll Call. 

4. Report on Orders — J. S. Cook, Adoption of Docket. 

5. Communications. 

6. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meetings. 

7. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations — Report 
Christian Education Committee. 

8. Reports of Trustees — Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flo- 
ra Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley High 
School, Hawfields Endowment Fund. 

9. Hearing Representatives of Educational Institutions. 

10. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of the General As- 
sembly. 

11. Communion Service. 

12. History of Little River Church. 

13. Report of Committee on Religious Education — Wiley. 

14. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly — Dickson, 
Harrop, McGregor, Smith, C. O. Archibald, Dr. W. A. Hayes, 
C. E. Kerchner, Robert L. Neal. 

15. Report of Commission on The Minister and His Work — 
Fleming. 

16. Calls or Demissions, Reception of Ministers. 

17. Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

18. Evangelism — Hodgin. 

19. Service Council — Gibson. 

20. Report on Special Resolution Concerning Minister's Salar- 
ies — Hodgin and Fleming. 

21. Installation of J. S. Cook — Hodgin, Installation of J. C. 
Whitley — Williamson, Ordination and Installation of J. S. 
Walkup — Hodgin. 

22. Report of Standing Committees: 
Minutes of General Assembly: Harrop. 

Installations: J. Harvey White, A. P. Dickson, J. J. Fenton, Jr. 
Nominations: W. M. Baker, E. L. Beall, J. S. Cook, R. H. 

Claytor, J. E. Latta. 
Thanks: C. G. Smith, W. A. Pate, E. C. Kirkland. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 143 



23. Place of Next Meeting. 

24. Read and Approve Minutes. 

25. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

Standing Order — Reception of Candidates 2:00 p. m. 
Special Order — Religious Education Committee 11:00 a. m. 
This Docket for one day — no evening session. 

The Committees of the Spring Meeting serve through Ad- 
journed Meeting. 

Revs. W. T. Thompson, S. S. Wiley, and E. E. Gil- 
lespie were excused from this meeting of Presbytery. 
Presbytery received reports of Trustees: 

Of Presbytery— E. E. Gillespie, C. E. Hodgin, R. R. King, 
E. A. Ranson and W. Lacy Sharpe. 

Of Davidson College— T. D. Dupuy, C. E. Hodgin, M. S. 
Huske, and L. Richardson. 

Of Flora Macdonald College— Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, J. M. 
Millard, N. N. Fleming, C; M. Jones, H. D. Jones, Dr. Lynn Mc- 
Iver, A. V. Gibson, E. A. Ranson, S. A. White, and O. C. Wil- 
liamson. 

Of Peace Junior College — W. M. Baker, and Dr. F. L. Knight. 

Of Glade Valley High School— C. C. McLean, D. E. Pur- 
cell, J. A. Kellenberger, and Paul Ingle (through Dr. William- 
son) . 

Hawfields Anniversary Fund — Mr. McBride Holt. 

These reports were referred to the Committee on 
Educational Institutions, and the Stated Clerk would 
note as an item of interest the report of Mrs. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, the first woman on the Board of Trustees of Flo- 
ra Macdonald College to be elected by Orange Presby- 
tery. 

The report of the Committee on Religious Educa- 
tion was presented by Rev. 0. C. Williamson. With this 
report Rev. A. P. Dickson made verbal report on the 
Daily Vacation Bible School work of the Presbytery 
and asked that complete reports be sent him. Rev. R. F. 
Whitley made verbal report of the Pioneer Conference 
held at Peace Junior College this year, and Rev. A. V. 
Gibson offered the following: 

REPORT ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE 

Guilford College, N. C, June 22-27, 1942 

The Annual Young People's Conference was held at Guilford 
College, June 22-27, with a student enrollment of 93. Every mem- 
ber of the Presbytery's Council was in attendancce except one, 



144 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



who was represented by proxy. Twenty adults were in attend- 
ance as teachers, counsellors, and leaders. Nine courses were 
offered at the Conference. Operating on a fee of $8.50 this year, 
we were unable to make the Conference self-sustaining. We paid 
$7.00 board for each student and faculty members, leaders, etc. 
The fee charged for the Conference cannot be raised any more. 
It appears that if the Conference is to continue, the Presbytery 
will have to supplement its operating fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. V. Gibson, Director. 

The following recommendations of the Committee 
were adopted : 

That Presbytery urge each Church to enroll in the 
Religious Education Advance and to carry out the in- 
structions sent down to the churches. 

The Moderator filled the vacancies in the Standing 
Committees as follows : 

Nominations: S. G. Morgan and Dr. J. H. Thacker. 

Thanks : Rev. L. T. Bdgerton, and J. Sam White. 

The following Historical Sketch of Little River 
Church was read by Miss Madeline Hall Latta and or- 
dered printed in our Minutes: 

HISTORY OF LITTLE RIVER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Toward the close of the Seventeenth century, Scotch people, 
ever zealous for the freedom of body, mind, and spirit, finding the 
old regime of their homeland encroaching upon their religious prin- 
ciples, came to America that they might work out their own sal- 
vation with fear and trembling in the sight of God, but without 
fear of any man. About 1738 or 1739, these people settled along the 
Cape Fear, Black, Tar, Haw, Little, Flat, and Eno Rivers. They 
at once built "meeting-houses" and services were held by members 
of the communities. Many years passed before they had settled 
ministers and organized churches. The religious needs of these 
people were met partially by missionaries sent from Philadelphia 
and New Jersey, where there were already large and rapidly 
growing Scotch-Irish settlements. While we are unable to trace 
in detail the movements of the first missionary, there is no un- 
certainty as to the movements of the next missionary, Hugh Mc- 
Aden, who was sent on an extended missionary tour through Vir- 
ginia and North Carolina, in 1755. 

Happily we have a full and interesting journal, which has 
been preserved almost in its entirety, and which is the most valu- 
able document that has come down to us from tho;e early days, 
and which faithfully records the activities of young McAden, and 
informs us that he traveled through the Valley of Virginia across 
the Blue Ridge, the Dan River, and,, on July 29, 1755, he entered 
North Carolina. He traveled on horseback and preached as he 
went. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 145 



On the second Sabbath of August, 1775, Mr. McAden preached 
to the Eno congregation. While there he lodged at the home of 
John Anderson. 

This extract from the history of Eno Church, most of which 
is the common history of all old Presbyterian churches of this sec- 
tion of North Carolina, brings us to the period when Little River 
Church was organized. 

Services were probably held in the community as early as 
1755. Though we know little of the circumstances surrounding 
the organization, we are told by Dr. D. I. Craig, who was stated 
clerk of the Synod of North Carolina for 25 years, and stated 
clerk of Orange Presbytery for 30 years, and who wrote a his- 
torical sketch of the Presbytery, that Little River Church was 
organized in 1761 by John Wright. Three historical sketches writ- 
ten within the first century of the church's existence fix the date 
of organization as 1760 or 1761. Like most of the old Presbyte- 
rian churches of North Carolina, it took its name from the nearby 
river. 

For the first four years of its life, Little River had neither 
a pastor nor a meeting house for worship. It was served by visit- 
ing missionaries, and worshipped in the homes of the congrega- 
tion, or in the open. One of the sketches says that the country 
was thinly settled and the heads of families were generally Pres- 
byterian, some Scotch and some Irish. 

Foote's sketches of North Carolina tell us that Orange Coun- 
ty was set off from Bladen in 1751. Thus we see that Little River 
Church is just 10 years younger than Orange County. 

Some of the charter members were James Murdock and his 
wife, Joseph Allison, John Hall and his wife, Jean Deal, and Wil- 
liam Deal, father of Jean Deal. 

In the year 1765, Hawfields, Eno, and Little River churches 
united in presenting to Hanover Presbytery (Orange Presbytery 
had not yet been organized) a call for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Henry Patillo. Rev. Patillo accepted the call and became the first 
pastor of these old churches, which are the mothers of other 
churches in this section. 

After Mr. Patillo came to this field, the congregation was 
called^ to meet at this site which was given by Mr. William Mur- 
dock. This land is a part of a parcel of land deeded to James 
Murdock by the Earl of Granville in 1700. The Earl of Granville 
was one of the Eight Lords Proprietors to whom King Charles II 
of England granted what is now North and South Carolina. Wil- 
liam Murdock gave this land to the church. 

When the people came together they knelt down and prayed 
to God for His blessing and guidance, then Mr. Patillo rose up, 
picked up an axe and said: "In the name of God I commence the 
work." He then cut down a sapling where the first and second 
church buildings stood. The foregoing sentences are taken from 
a sketch written in 1876. The author is unknown. The first build- 
ing stood north-east of the present site and was of logs. The logs 
were hewn with the broadaxe which is now the property of Miss 
Mary Hall of Durham, whose grandfather was * an elder in the 
church for fifty years. The second building was a frame structure 
built upon the foundation of the old log church. 



146 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



While pastor of this church Rev. Patillo became one of the 
organizers of Orange Presbytery, now the oldest existing pres- 
bytery in the Southern Assembly. The first meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was held at Hawfields Church, then in Orange Coun- 
ty, on Sept. 5, 1770. Mr. Patillo preached the opening sermon. 

Mr. Patillo left here in 1774 and died in 1801. 

One of the sketches mentions the following preachers as hav- 
ing preached here in the next few years: Roberson, McMullen, 
McGready, and Frazier. However, Dr. Craig's record gives Rev. 
John Debow as the second pastor. Mr. Debow came from Brun- 
swick Presbytery and began his work in this section about 1775. 
Under his ministry there was a revival of religion and a goodly 
number were added to these churches. In September, 1783, he 
died at the early age of 38. Tradition says that he was a chaplain 
in the Revolutionary war and died of a disease contracted in 
camp. His remains lie buried in Hawfield cemetery. 

The next regular pastor to remain with the churches for a 
time was the Rev. Jacob Lake. He was a brother-in-law of Rev. 
John Debow. During Mr. Lake's ministry Cross Roads, was organ- 
ized (1792). Hawfields and Cross Roads then became a pastorate 
and continued such for many years. 

The next pastor was Rev. James Bowman. In the great re- 
vival of 1802 and onwards he gathered many into the churches. 

During the year 1802 the first camp meeting in the South 
was held at Hawfields Church. So great was the blessing receiv- 
ed that the custom was extensively practiced by the churches of 
this section for some years. Such camp meetings were held at 
Little River, sometimes lasting several days. The pulpit was a 
double oak tree which stood on the left of the path toward the 
spring and across the present road from the church. 

Samuel Paisley was the next pastor. We find the date of his 
coming in one place as 1812, and another as 1816. One writer says 
he was pastor for 22 years. Of one thing we are sure, he moder- 
ated the first session meeting recorded in the oldest session book 
which has come down to us. This meeting was held on December 
6, 1822. There were six additions to the church on profession of 
faith at this meeting. One of them was John Neely, for many 
years an honored elder in this church. Another was David Dick- 
ey, a licensed, but not ordained minister of Orange Presbytery 
for many years. This may seem strange to us that this was dur- 
ing a camp meeting when the snow was several inches deep. How- 
ever, the writer who tells us this says we need not be surprised 
when we learn that the preachers present for this camp meeting 
were the Reverends Samuel Paisley, Ezekiel Currie, John Pickard, 
and William Paisley, who were men mighty in the Scriptures and 
full of the Holy Ghost. 

While pastor of this church Mr. Paisley apparently repre- 
sented the Presbytery of Orange in the 1830 meeting of the Gene- 
ral Assembly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mrs. A. A. Ellis, of 
Cedar Grove, North Carolina, has in her possession a letter writ- 
ten from Philadelphia by Mr. Paisley to Mrs. Paisley. Mr. Paisley 
moved to Moore County in 1834. During that year Little River 
had two near neighbors born. They were Fairfield and Mars 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 147 



Hill. When Mr. Paisley died in 1863, he was brought to old 
Eno cemetery for burial. 

The same year Mr. Paisley left, Rev. Daniel G. Doak was 
called to Little River. He was a man of unusual zeal and power, 
and devoted much time to pastoral visitation. Many members. 78 
in number, were added to the church through his instrumentality 
in a pastorate of 6 years. In 1835, 50 persons were added to the 
church. There was a camp meeting in August and another meet- 
ing in the fall. Mr. Doak left here in 1840. 

Rev. David Dickey and Rev. William E. Sutton served the 
church for about two years each. 

In 1846 Rev. Archibald Currie, father of Rev. James L. 
Currie, became pastor and served the church for ten years. The 
church was edified and grew in numbers during his pastorate. 

Next Rev. Thomas U. Faucette took charge of this con- 
gregation. He had often preached here at Spring and Fall Com- 
munions. In the fall of 1856 a camp meeting was held. One of 
the historians describes the proceedings of this camp meeting as 
follows: "The order of religious services on this occasion were 
as follows: family worship at sunrise, which consisted in read- 
ing the Bible, singing and prayer; social prayer meeting at 9:00 
a. m. in the church, in which there was reading, singing and 
praying together with short addresses and exhortations; regu- 
lar public worship at eleven o'clock; and intermission of one 
hour and then another service. The afternoons were spent in 
attending to necessary business, friendly and religious conver- 
sations, and in private and concert prayers for special bless- 
ings. There were services again at night. The social and re- 
ligious interests and benefits of these frequent services were felt 
to be very great. The different families mingling together formed 
attachments and friendships which were very pleasant then and 
afterwards; and many souls were brought out of darkness into 
the marvelous light and liberty of the gospel. As evidence fifty 
additions were made to the church — 40 whites and 10 colored." 

The ministers assisting Mr. Faucette were Reverends Thomas 
Lynch, Anderson G. Hughes and S. A. Stanfield. 

Another season of refreshing was enjoyed by the church in 
1860. During this year there were 32 additions. The whole 
number received into the church from 1856-1872, Mr. Faucette's 
pastorate, was 165. Of this large number about 20 were heads 
of families. And not more than five were more than 60 years of 
age. The great majority were added to the Lord while young. 

Rev. James H. Fitzgerald began his ministry in August 1873 
and continued until April 1876. 

In June 1876, Rev. James L. Currie became pastor. He had 
been in this congregation as a boy, being the son of Rev. Archi- 
bald Currie. He was the father of Professor Archibald Currie, 
of the Davidson College Faculty, and of Rev. Thomas K. Cur- 
rie, Director of Religious Education of the Synod of Virginia. 

In April 1889, Rev. W. F. Wilhelm became pastor and con- 
tinued until about September 1893. It was during his pastorate 
that the present church building was erected. This is the third 
building. In the fall of 1893 Mr. Wilhelm died in the manse in 



148 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 

Hillsboro after eight weeks of illness with typhoid fever. He is 
buried near the front door of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church. 
Mrs. Wilhelm went to her relatives in Texas and lost her life in 
the Galveston Flood. At the last session meeting Mr. Wilhelm 
moderated at Little River, there was received into the membership 
of this church on profession of faith Numa R. Claytor, now pas- 
tor of the Milton group of churches in Caswell County. 

In 1894, Dr. H. S. Bradshaw began his work here and con- 
tinued until December 1899. Dr. Bradshaw was for a number of 
years pastor of the Hillsboro Church. 

During the next five years, 1900-1905, the church was sup- 
plied by Reverends J. H. Hammett, L. M. Kerschner, J. W. Good- 
man, and others. 

In 1905, Rev. C. M. Arrowood, who came from the pastorate 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, accepted a call 
to this church. While pastor of this church he taught in the Cald- 
well Institute, a school which was for many years a power for 
good in this community. Mr. Arrowood died at the manse at Cald- 
well November 24, 1909. 

In 1910, W. S. Wilhelm was called to be pastor and continued 
his work here until 1920 when he was forced to resign on account 
of ill health. He died in the State Sanatorium in 1927. While he 
was a quiet, unassuming man, yet he left with this people the 
memory of a deeply consecrated life. 

Mr. Wilhelm was succeeded by Rev. Robert E. Henderlite in 
1920. He continued his ministry here for four years. As Dr. James 
H. Henderlite, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Gas- 
tonia, said: "Robert was the best Christian I ever knew." He was 
a scholar of note. King College, his Alma Mater, honored him 
with the Degree of Doctor of Divinity. He died at Jackson Springs. 
North Carolina, January 1929. During Rev. Henderlite's pasto- 
rate, in the fall of 1923, Presbytery met with us. 

Rev. C. D. Whiteley served the church as Stated Supply for 
one year, 1925. 

On the fourth Sunday of April 1926, a son of Hawfields 
Church, and a licentiate of Orange Presbytery, J. W. Mann, be- 
gan his ministry in this church. On October 26 of that same year 
he was ordained by Orange Presbytery, and in the following 
March was installed as pastor. During his pastorate of 15 years 
three outstanding accomplishments will remain as a lasting tri- 
bute to him and his good wife. First, through his patient efforts 
the church membership became more conscious of its duty as good 
stewards. Our gifts have increased, tithing is being practiced more 
and more, and this in turn is resulting in deeper consecration. 
Second, during his labors with us there was a substantial growth 
in the program of the women's work — and third, the entire church 
was made aware of the importance of its young people. 

We have no record of the organized women's work of the 
church back of the past few years, through we know that some 
organized women's work has been done in the past. We have at 
present a Woman's Auxiliary composed of 3 active circles with 
a total enrollment of 50 women. We are beginning to see some 
of the splendid results of women working, praying, and studying 
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tion, meeting twice each month. Our greatest material need at 
present is equipment for Sunday School and Young People's work. 

In recording the historical events of this church, it has seemed 
best to group them around the pastors and supplies. However we 
would not forget the men who have served the church as ruling 
elders and deacons. The absence of the early sessional records 
prevents us from having a complete list of the elders of the church. 
The first elders were John Hall and John Murdoek. After them 
Joseph Allison, a Mr. McCulloch, and William Woods. We have 
a record of 35 other elders down to the present session. The pre- 
sent Session is composed of the following elders: Edgar Carden, 
J. Edmund Latta, Toy V. Walker, W. Nelson Wilkerson. J. E. 
Latfa is a descendant of William Woods, one of the earliest elders 
and seems to be the fifth generation elder of William Woods. Mr. 
Latta, Clerk of the present Session, represented Orange Presby- 
tery at the 1932 Meeting of the General Assembly of the Southern 
Presbyterian Church held at Montreat in May 1932. 

While the record of elders is not complete, the record of 
deacons is. For the first 99 years of its existence Little River 
Church did not have any deacons. The fir t deacons were ordained 
on June 3, 1860, one year before the Civil War began. It was 
one year before the Southern Presbyterian Church came into being 
as a separate organization. The names of the first deacons are as 
follows: James Allison, Sam H. Jordan, William Doak Woods, 
John W. Woods, Thomas Wilson, Charles Wilson, and John Wil- 
kerson. There were nineteen others down to the present ones. 
They are John A. Woods, John H. McKee, Henry P. Woods, and 
Thomas Villines. A. B. Latta is the present Treasurer. 

There are at present 179 names on the church roll, which 
includes resident, non-resident, and - otherwise inactive members. 
Practically all of the nearby town and city churches have received 
members from this church. 

The church has sent into the ministry David Dickey, Clem 
Rogers, and Numa R. Claytor. Perhaps others have gone into the 
Gospel Ministry. 

This 182-year-old organization has worshipped in three build- 
ings. The first was a log building northeast of the present site. 
The second was a frame structure built upon the foundation of 
the first. We worship in the third today. 

During these recent years, with the spiritual growth of our 
church, we have not neglected the building in which we worship. 
Several members have made gifts to the church — some as memo- 
rials and some as gifts of love. Among these are the Communion 
set presented by the Harris family in memory of their mother. 
Mrs. Fannie McKee presented the church with the song books 
now in use and the piano. Also Mr. J. W. Miller furnished and 
installed the new hardwood floor and he has also helped substan- 
tially in fitting out our house of worship with new walls and new 
pews. 

From April 1941 to April 1942, we were without a regular 
pastor. Rev. Mann left this pastorate in April 1941, after being 
with us 15 years. In April 1942, Rev. J. S. Cook began his minis- 
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I have tried to recite a few of the outstanding events in the 
different stages of the Church's life. May we rededicate our- 
selves today to the unfinished task which our forefathers began. 
May this account of the faith of our fathers challenge us to a 
greater and better service, and move us to become "good stewards 
of the mysteries of God", and to make Christ and His Church 
the supreme object of our devotion and loyalty. 

Rev. S. F. Nicks of the Methodist Church, and Rev. 
Robert Knox of Brazos Presbytery, were introduced to 
Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The following Seminary students working within 
our bounds were presented to Presbytery : Mr. Bob Poo\- 
ey with Riverview and El-Bethel Churches, Mr. Wm. 
Gaston assisting at Church of Covenant, and Mr. Mil- 
lard Stimson assisting at Buffalo (G) Church. 

The reading of Minutes of Intervening Meetings 
was by vote of Presbytery omitted. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee 
on Assembly's Minutes: Revs. W. E. Harrop, Chair- 
man, N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, and A. P. Dickson, 
with Ruling Elders C. E. Kerchner, Robert Lee Neal, 
and Dr. W. A. Hayes. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly made reports which were received and their dili- 
gence commended : Revs. W. E. Harrop and A. P. Dick- 
son, Elders; C. E. Kerchner, Dr. W. A. Hayes, C. 0. 
Archibald, and Robert Lee Neal. (Rev. J. R. McGregor 
has been dismissed to Birmingham Presbytery and Rev. 
C. G. Smith is labouring outside the bounds of Presby- 
tery as army Chaplain. It was reported that they had 
attended the Meeting of the Assembly). 

The Presbyery instructed the Stated Clerk to send 
the following recommendations of the General Assem- 
bly to each pastor as follows : 

1. That the ministers and officers of our church set a good 
example of reverence for and observance of the Lord's Day. 

2. That all our people be urged to be regular in their at- 
tendance upon the worship services of the church. 

3. That Sunday School teachers use their influence to have 
their pupils attend the morning service in the church. 

4. That parents be urged to attend the church services 
together with their children; that they occupy the same pew 
that "the family pew" might be restored. 

5. That the use of the Lord's Day merely for business or 
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6. That our people refrain from making purchases on the 
Lord's Day except in cases of necessity and mercy. 

7. That employers, as far as possible in this present emer- 
gency, do not require the employees to work on the Lord's Day. 

8. That the pastors of all our churches be requested to read 
to their congregations the action of this Assembly in regard to 
Sabbath Observance. 

Presbytery took a brief recess, after which the Com- 
munion Service was conducted by Revs. J. S. Cook and 
C. E. Hodgin, assisted by the following Ruling Elders: 
J. A. Dalrymple, J. G. Edwards, J. J. Fenton, Jr., T. P. 
Wilson, J. Sam White, R. D. Hughes, and J. F. Work- 
man, and Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. A. V. Gibson. 

The invitation from the Jonesboro Church to meet 
there in our Regular Fall Session was accepted. 

Presbytery admitted to record the reports of the fol- 
lowing Commissions : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. 
JOHN C. WHITLEY AT LEAKSVILLE 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install 
the Rev. John C. Whitley as pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Leaksville met in the church on Sunday night, April 
26, 1942. Members present were: Dr. 0. C. Williamson, Rev. Roy 
F. Whitley, and Elder D. E. Purcell. The Commission met and 
organized itself. Dr. O. C. Williamson was elected chairman, Rev. 
Roy F. Whitley, Secretary. 

Dr. Williamson presided and preached the sermon on the text 
Philippians 3:13-14. He then propounded the questions to the 
pastor and congregation. The questions all being answered unan- 
imously in the affirmative, Rev. John C. Whitley was declared 
to have been duly installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Leaksville. 

Rev. Roy F. Whitley, of Yancey ville, charged the pastor and 
based his remarks on the text, 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to show 
thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be 
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 

Elder D. E. Purcell, of the First Church of Reidsville, charg- 
ed the congregation and based his remarks on the story of how 
the Children of Israel held up the hands of Moses so that they 
might prevail against the Amalekites. This story was found in 
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The pastor, Rev. John C. Whitley, pronounced the benedic- 
tion. The Commission met, read the minutes and approved them 
and closed with prayer. 

Roy F. Whitley, Clerk. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN JOHN SAMUEL 

WALKUP 

The Commission appointed to ordain Licentiate John Sam- 
uel Walkup and install him pastor of the East Burlington Pres- 
byterian Church met at the Church Sunday afternoon, June 21, 
1942, at 3:00 o'clock, and was constituted with prayer. 

Present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, L. T. Edgerton and N. N. Flem- 
ing and Elder J. Harvey White. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming was asked to act as clerk of the Commis- 
sion. 

The Commission went into the Church Auditorium where 
Mr. J. S. Walkup was ordained and installed according to the Book 
of Church Order. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and offered the ordination prayer. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming preached the sermon. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton charged the pastor and Elder J. Harvey 
White charged the congregation. 

After the benediction, the Commission met, approved the 
minutes and adjourned with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION APPOINTED TO 
INSTALL REV. J. S. COOK 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to install Rev. J. 
S. Cook pastor of Eno, Fairfield and Little River Churches, met 
just prior to the 11:00 a. m. service at Little River Church on 
Sunday, April 19, 1942, and was constituted with prayer by Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin. Rev. W. M. Baker had been appointed by Presby- 
tery in January to act as Chairman, but not being able to assist 
in the morning service, permission was granted by Presbytery 
in Session in Burlington in April for Dr. Hodgin to act in his 
stead. 

The Commission at Little River consisted of Dr. C. E. Hod- 
gin, Elder J. Sam White of the Mebane Church, Rev. S. W. Du- 
Bose, pastor of Hillsboro and New Hope, and Elder R. D. Hughes 
of Eno Church. Elder R. D. Hughes was elected clerk and pre- 
sided over the service and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions, Dr. C. E. Hodgin preached the sermon and gave the pas- 
toral prayer. Rev. S. W. DuBose gave the invocation and last 
prayer and charged the pastor. Elder J. Sam White charged the 
congregation and the service was concluded by the benediction by 
Rev. J. S. Cook, the newly installed pastor. 

The Commission recessed to meet at Eno at 3:00 p. m. 

The Commission reconvened at Eno Church at 3:00 p. m. and 

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excused Dr. Hodgin and was called to order by Rev. W. M. Baker 
and proceeded to install Rev. J. S. Cook as pastor. 

Rev. W. M. Baker presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Rev. S. W. DuBose preached the sermon. The invoca- 
tion was given by Rev. L. T. Edgerton, pastor of Cross Roads, 
who was a member of the commission but unable to be present at 
the morning service. Elder R. D. Hughes charged the pastor and 
Rev. L. T. Edgerton charged the congregation, and Elder J. Sam 
White offered the closing prayer, and Rev. J. S. Cook pronounced 
the benediction and the Commission stood adjourned to meet at 
Fairfield at 8:00 p. m. 

The Commission reconvened in the Fairfield Church at 8:00 
p. m. and excused Rev. S. W. DuBose that he might go to see his 
wife in the hospital. The Commission here consisted of Revs. L. T. 
Edgerton and W. M. Baker with Elders J. Sam White and R. D. 
Hughes. 

Rev. W. M. Baker presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Rev. L. T. Edgerton preached the sermon and gave 
the invocation and pastoral prayer. 

Elder J. Sam White charged the pastor and Elder R. D. 
Hughes charged the congregation. Rev. W. M. Baker offered the 
closing prayer and Rev. J. S. Cook pronounced the benediction. 

In each service the members of the church came forward and 
gave their new pastor the right hand of fellowship. 

After the services were concluded at Fairfield the Commis- 
sion met again and read the minutes and approved them and clos- 
ed with prayer by Rev. L. T. Edgerton. 

This bit of history was noted, the first three pastors of Little 
River, Hawfields, New Hope and Eno churches served all four 
churches at the same time, beginning the pastorates in 1765. At 
the installation of Rev. J. S. Cook as 18th pastor of Little River 
and 21st pastor of Eno, two churches still being served by contin- 
uing same pastorial relations with each other. It was noted that 
the pastor of the New Hope Church charged the Eno pastor and 
Elder J. Sam White's father was one time member of Hawfields 
Church, and Elder R. D. Hughes presided over the services at 
Little River and the same men helped to install at Eno. 

Also at Eno Elder R. D. Hughes of Eno had only recently had 
the high honor of being elected Moderator at Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery and had the unusual privilege that seldom comes to a 
moderator of helping install and particularly charging his own 
pastor as one of his official duties. 

R. D. Hughes, Clerk. 
(This historical sketch by Elder R. D. Hughes). 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson was asked to act as Modera- 
tor and Rev. W. M. Baker presented a partial report 
from the Christian Education Committee, and introduced 
Licentiate Major Hayes Clark, who had letter of dismis- 
sion from the Presbytery of East Alabama, and asked to 
be received into Orange Presbytery that he might accept 
the work in the Pittsboro Group of Churches. 

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amine him for ordination. He was examined on Experi- 
mental Religion by Acting Moderator Rev. 0. C. Wil- 
liamson, and this part of the examination was sustained 
as satisfactory. His diploma from Columbia Theological 
Seminary was accepted in lieu of the examination on the 
original language of the Scriptures. Mr. Clark was then 
examined on Theology, on English Bible, on the Sacra- 
ments and Church Government, all of which were sus- 
tained severally. Mr. Clark then preached from the text, 
"Lo, I am come to do Thy will," Hebrew 10:9, his sub- 
ject being Christ's obedience to God. This was sustained, 
and the examination as a whole was then sustained. 

Upon recommendation of the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work the calls from Pittsboro, Goldston, 
Haywood, and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. Major Hayes Clark were found in 
order, placed in his hands and he signified his accep- 
tance of the same. The Committee on Installations was 
given permission to retire to confer with Mr. Clark and 
the churches regarding his ordination and installation. 

The complete report of the Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work was admitted to record as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on The Minister and His Work met at Pres- 
bytery at Little River Church, July 14, 1942, with the following 
present: Revs. N. N. Fleming", W. M. Baker, and F. M. Hawley. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. Hawley. 

We recommend that calls for Rev. Major Hayes Clark from 
Pittsboro at $500 and Manse; Goldston, $150; Haywood, $210; 
and Mt. Vernon Springs, $250, with annuity payments from all 
churches be found in order — it being understood that the Presby- 
tery's Home Missions Committee is supplementing the salary in 
the amount of $690, making a total of $1800 and Manse. 

That Presbytery allow this Commission an expense account 
not to exceed $15 for this year. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman, 
W. M. Baker, Secretary. 

The $15 expense account was granted. 

Upon request concerning the new ruling of the Gene- 
ral Assembly regarding retirement of ministers at 70, 
the Stated Clerk was instructed to write the Stated Clerk 
of the General Assembly concerning this matter and as 
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Rev. J. M. Millard, Chairman of Presbytery's Home 
Missions Committee, presented the Home Mission Emer- 
gency Fund and stated the Orange Presbytery was asked 
to assume $7,250 as a goal in the drive this fall. Pres- 
bytery adopted this goal and each church was asked to 
contribute 45c per member in this drive. The Committee 
was asked to notify the churches of this action imme- 
diately and this fall. 

Upon motion of the Chairman of the Commission on 
Arrears in Presbyterial Tax, the Chairman was instruc- 
ted to write the Churches in arrears that all arrears 
prior to 1938 would be cancelled upon payment of what- 
ever the churches chose to give. 

The following report of the Board of Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery was received : 

The Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery has held five 
meetings during the last church year, considering carefully the 
business committed to them. Xhe action of Presbytery relative to 
the income of the Stone Bequest has been complied with and the 
sum of $661.25 remitted to Mr. R. I. Smith, Treasurer of the 
Leaksville Presbyterian Church. 

Special attention has been given to the investments of the 
Stone Bequest and for the present the investments will be in 
Building and Loan Associations and Government Bonds. 

E. E. Gillespie, Chairman of Board. 

The Financial Agent also made report which has 
been printed and is found in the Minutes of April 16, 
1942, page 104. 

The report of the Committee on Evangelism was re- 
ceived as information. 

Presbytery by a rising vote adopted the following : 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

On behalf of Orange Presbytery, the Committee on Thanks 
wishes to express its appreciation to the Church of Little River 
for its gracious reception of the Presbytery. 

We rejoice with you in the history and beauty of your church. 
May you continue, throughout the years to come, in the fine tra- 
dition and faith which is so evident, in you and your church 
of the present. 

W. A. Pate, Chairman, 
L. T. Edgerton, 
J. S. White. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
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To ordain and install Rev. Major Hayes Clark at Pittsboro 
July 26, 1942, at 8:15 p. m.: Revs. C. E. Hodgin to preside and 
preach the sermon, W. A. Pate to charge the pastor, R. M. Wil- 
liams to charge the congregation, A. V. Gibson, alternate, Elder 
J. A. Dalrymple and alternate Elder D. L. Alston. 

To install Rev. Major Hayes Clark at Goldston, August 16, 
at 11:00 a. m. : Revs. C. E. Hodgin to preside, D. A. Swicord to 
preach the sermon and charge the pastor, A. P. Dickson, alter- 
nate. Elder J. N. Benton to charge the congregation. 

At Mt. Vernon Springs, August 16, at 8:15 p. m. : Revs. C. E. 
Hodgin to preside, D. A. Swicord to preach and charge the pas- 
tor, A. P. Dickson, alternate. Elder J. N. Benton to charge the 
congregation. 

At Haywood, August 23, 11:00 a. m. : Revs. C. E. Hodgin 
to preside and charge the pastor, A. D. Carswell to preach the 
sermon and charge the congregation, A. V. Gibson, alternate. 
Elder D. L. Alston and Elder E. E. Walden, alternate. 

J. Harvey White, Chairman, 
A. P. Dickson, 
J. J. Fenton, Jr. 

The report of the Defense Service Council was pre- 
sented by Rev. A. V. Gibson and received as informa- 
tion. 

Presbytery adopted the following report by the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief would submit the following report: 

Following the Spring Meeting of Presbytery two accounts of 
the Mary I. Smith Fund have been paid in full: Rev. Roy F. 
Whitley $240, and Rev. John Whitley $300. 

We offer the following recommendations: 

1. That Mr. Russell Fleming's request for a loan of $60 from 
the Committee of Christian Education to assist him in his second 
year pursuing his studies in King College, Bristol, Tenn., be 
granted. 

2. That the application of Mrs. Mary Sheppard Lacy to be 
put on the roll of Ministerial Relief for assistance to the amount 
of $180 per year, be approved. Mrs. Lacy will be 80 years old 
August 25th. Her husband, Dr. W. S. Lacy, served our church 30 
years. He died in Raleigh, N. C, October 14, 1899. 

3. At the suggestion of Dr. H. H. Sweets, we recommend that 
Mrs. Ella Mclver Thorn's appropriation from the Committee be 
raised from $18 per month to $20 per month. 

4. At the suggestion of Dr. Sweets we reduce the apppropria- 
tion of Mrs. Helen Easter Deans from $204 to $180 per year. Mrs. 
Deans receives $108 from the Board of Pensions of the Presbyte- 
rian Church, U. S. A. The two appropriations makes her gifts 
above the maximum allowed by our Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, W. M. Baker, 

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Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported for the Committee on 
Salaries of Ministers, that salaries on two Home Mis- 
sion Fields had been increased. This was received as 
information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report : 

To Orange Presbytery, meeting in the Little River Presbyterian 
Church July 14, 1942: 

Your Committee on Nominations would make the following 
nominations : 

Treasurer of Presbytery, Rev. C. E. Hodgin (1943) to suc- 
ceed Rev. C. G. Smith. 

Presbytery's Home Missions, Rev. W. A. Pate (1944) to suc- 
ceed Rev. C. G. Smith. 

Foreign Missions, Rev. W. P. Jones (1944) to succeed Rev. 
J. E. Adkins. 

Religious Education, Rev. S. W. DuBose (1943) to succeed 
Rev. J. E. Adkins. 

Languages, Rev. J. S. Walkup to succeed Rev. J. R. McGregor. 

Church History, Government, Sacraments, Rev. F. M. Hawley 
to succeed Rev. C. G. Smith. 

Evangelism, Rev. John Whitley to succeed Rev. C. G. Smith. 

Minister and His Work, Rev. M. S. Huske to succeed Rev. J. R. 
McGregor. 

W. M. Baker, 
E. L. Beall, 
J. S. Cook, 
S. G. Morgan, 
J. H. Thacker, 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet in the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church 
on Tueesday, October 13, 1942, at 10 :00 a. m. 

The closing prayer was offered by Rev. D. A. Swi- 
cord and the benediction was pronounced by Rev. E. L. 
Beall. 

R. D. Hughes, Moderator, 

S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

Jonesboro, N. C, October 13, 1942. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 346th Stated 
Session on the above date in the Presbyterian Church in 
Jonesboro, N. C, at 10:00 a. m., was called to order by 
the Moderator, Ruling Elder Robert D. Hughes, and 
constituted with prayer by Rev. J. S. Cook. 

At the request of the Moderator, the opening sermon 
was preached by Rev. Robert Knox, returned missionary 
from Korea, who is laboring in our midst, supplying the 
Speedwell group of churches in Rockingham County. Dr. 
Knox preached from the text, Matthew 4:19, "Follow 
Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

E. L. Beall H. M. Pearson. _ Bethel 

A. P. Ingle Springwood 

A. D. Carswell K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

W. G. Wicker White Hill 

M. H. Clark D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

J. S. Cook R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. H. Albright Fairfield 

J. E. Latta Little River 

S. W. DuBose G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton L. G. Morrow Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming H. A. Scott Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson J. N. McNair Sanford 

W. E. Harrop J. W. Bason Graham 

J. Blair Lang Bethany 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

C. M. Jones 

J. M. Millard W. L. Sharpe Alamance 

W. A. Pate C. H. Russell Jonesboro 

John A. Buchanan Broadway 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

D. A. Swicord E. M. Frye Glenwood 

J. S. Walkup A. J. Baulding East Burlington 

J. C. Whitley 

R. F. Whitley Holland McSwain Griers 

J. W. Simmons Pleasant Grove 

K. L. Whittington 

S. S. Wiley E. M. Sellars Greensboro First 

R. Murphy Williams C. W. Fowler Covenant 

0. C. Williamson, D.D 

J. E. Williams Burlington First 

R. Holman El-Bethel 

E. L. Ray Asheboro 

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Rev. A. D. Carswell was elected Moderator, and Rev. 
J. S. Walkup, Temporary Clerk, both by acclamation. 

The following report on orders was adopted with the 
Docket : 

The Communion Service 12:00 noon, Lunch at 12:30, 
Reconvene at 1 :30, Historical sketch of Jonesboro Church 
at 2:15. The Religious Education Committee to be heard 
at 11 :00 a. m. 

DOCKET 

—OF— 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Forty-Sixth Stated Session 
Presbyterian Church, Jonesboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, October 13, 1942, Beginning at 10.00 A. m. 
Ruling Elder Robert D. Hughes, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer. 

2. Sermon by Rev. Robert Knox, D.D. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report on Orders — Pate. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Communion Service led by Moderator and Pastor of Host 
Church. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

(1.) Installations (three members). 

(2.) Nominations (five members). 

(3.) Auditing (three members). 

(4.) Thanks (three members). 

8. Report of Special Committee on General Assembly — Harrop. 

9. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations, report of 
C. E. and M. R. Committee — Baker. 

10. Calls or Dismissions, Reception of Ministers. 

11. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Fleming. 

12. Report of Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

13. Statistical Report to Synod — Fleming. 

14. Report of Commission to install Rev. M. H. Clark — Hodgin. 

15. Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

16. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1.) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 
(2.) Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions — Pate. 
(3.) Educational Institutions — Cook. 
(4.) Orphans — W. P. Jones. 
(5.) Religious Education — Wljley. 

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18. Report of Treasurer of Presbytery — Hodgin. 

19. Report of Standing Committees. 

20. Unfinished Business. 

21. Place of Next Meeting. 

22. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 

2:00 p. m. Reception of Candidates. 

2:30 p. m. Popular Meeting on Home Missions. 

3 :00 p. m. Popular Meeting on Educational Insts. 

Suggestions : That this be known as "Religious Edu- 
cation Advance Presbytery." 
Religious Education Report, 11 :00 a. 
m. 

Communications were read and acted upon as fol- 
lows : 

Rev. W. T. Thompson and Rev. Wm. M. Baker were 
excused from this meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay was granted permission to labor 
without the bounds of Presbytery. 

The resignation of Mr. L. Richardson, Trustee of Da- 
vidson College, was reluctantly accepted. Presbytery, by 
a rising vote, expressed its appreciation for his splendid 
services. The naming of his successor was referred to 
the committee on nominations. 

The Communication from the Stated Clerk of the 
Synod was referred without reading to a special commit- 
tee consisting of Revs. M. S. Huske, W. A. Pate, and A. 
V. Gibson. 

A communication regarding chaplains was received 
as information, Presbytery having given Evangelistic 
powers to the two chaplains from the Presbytery. 

Presbytery heard communications from Chaplain E. 
H. Clarke giving detailed account of his services as 
Chaplain from December 1941 through August 1942. 

63 Preaching services — 8,310 contacted. 
536 Personal interviews. 
206 Hospital visits — 28,577 contacted. 
Also itemizing numerous other activities for that per- 
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C. G. Smith. The stated clerk was instructed to write 
Chaplains Clarke and Smith commending them for their 
ability and assuring them of the prayers of the Presby- 
tery. Presbytery then paused for a period of silent pray- 
er, which was then closed by prayer for the work of our 
chaplains, being led by Rev. J. M. Millard. 

The report of the Religious Education Committee 
was presented by the Chairman, Rev. S. S. Wiley. In 
connection with this report, Presbytery heard Mr. S. J. 
Patterson, Jr., Director of Adult Work in our Assembly, 
who brought us a challenging message on the United Re- 
ligious Education Advance. Rev. 0. C. Williamson, Chair- 
man of Synod's Committee, spoke, expressing the pride 
of the Synod's Committee in the fine record of Orange 
Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendations : 

1. That all ministers and churches be urged to ob- 
serve Young People's Night on November 15, 1942. 

2. That all churches and Sunday Schools be request- 
ed to take a special offering for Vacation Bible School 
work in our Synod on Sunday, April 18, 1943. 

3. That all churches be urged to send to Synod's Re- 
ligious Education Committee 3% % of all Benevolent 
Funds. 

The Moderator appointed the following standing 
committees : 

Installations— S. S. Wiley, J. S. Cook, K. M. Wicker. 

Nominations — A. V. Gibson, J. C. Whitley, M. H. 
Clarke, R. F. Whitley, J. N. McNair. 

Auditing — D. A. Swicord, C. H. Russell, J. M. Mil- 
lard. 

Thanks — W. E. Harrop, C. M. Jones, R. D. Hughes. 

The Moderator appointed the following Ruling Eld- 
ers to assist with the Communion Service : J. A. Dal- 
rymple, I. L. Shaw, J. N. McNair, and K. M. Wicker. 

Revs. Chester Alexander, of Albemarle Presbytery, 
and Robert Knox, of Brazos Presbytery were introduc- 
ed to Presbytery and were invited to sit as visiting breth- 
ren. 

Ruling Elder S. J. Patterson, Jr., was introduced to 
Presbytery and invited to sit 1 as a visiting brother. 



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Presbytery took recess for five minutes to prepare 
for the Communion Service. 

The Communion Service was conducted by Revs. A. 
D. Carswell and W. A. Pate, assisted by the following 
Elders: J. A. Dalrymple, I. L. Shaw, J. N. McNair, 
and K. M. Wicker. 

Presbytery adjourned until 1:30 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 : 30 p. m., was opened with 
hymn and prayer. The prayer was led by the Moderator. 

The Special Committee on "Matters From Synod" 
reported through its chairman, Rev. M. S. Huske, re- 
commending that the various parts be referred to the 
committee concerned. The report was adopted. 

Upon motion the Moderator appointed the following 
Special Committee, Revs. M. S. Huske, J. C. Whitley, 
and W. A. Pate, to study the advisability of providing 
funds for the chairman of the various Committees to 
defray the expenses of the Committees, the Committee 
to report at the January Meeting of Presbytery. 

The following Report of the Stated Clerk to Synod 
was admitted to record: 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO SYNOD 
September 30, 1942 

Orange Presbytery has 39 ministers; nine candidates; 14,759 
communicants; 66 churches, valued at $1,999,800; 30 manses, val- 
ued at $139,000. Total number received on profession of faith 417. 

Changes during the year: 

Ministers Received: Rev. D. A. Swicord, Southwest Georgia, 
January 13, 1942. 

Ministers Dismissed: Rev. D. J. Blackwell to South Caro- 
lina; Rev. M. W. Graham to Piedmont, both January 13, 1942. 
Rev. J. E. Adkins, to East Hanover; Rev. J. R. McGregor, to Bir- 
mingham, both June 8, 1942. 

Churches Organized : First Presbyterian, Leaksville, N. C, 
March 22, 1942. 

Churches Dissolved: Leaksville Presbyterian and Spray Pres- 
byterian, March 22, 1942. 

Pastoral Relations Established: Rev. John C. Whitley, Leaks- 
ville First, April 26, 1942; Rev. J. S. Cook, Little River, Eno, 
Fairfield, April 19, 1942; Rev. J. S. Walkup, East Burlington, 
June 21, 1942 ; Rev. M. H. Clark, Pittsboro, July 26, 1942, Goldston 
and Mount Vernon Springs, August 16, 1942, and Haywood, Au- 
gust 23, 1942. 



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Pastoral Relations Dissolved: Rev. M. W. Graham, Goldston, 
Haywood, Mt. Vernon Springs, and Pittsboro, October 24, 1941 ; 
Rev. J. S. Cook, Riverview, January 13, 1942; Rev. D. J. Black- 
well, Leaksville, January 13, 1942; Rev. J. E. Adkins, Piedmont, 
Shiloh, June 8, 1942; Rev. J. R. McGregor, Burlington First, June 
8, 1942. 

Candidates : 

Received: J. S. Walkup, June 8, 1942, from Bethel; James 
A. Nisbet, January 13, 1942, examination. 

Dismissed: Warren B. Gaw, April 16, 1942, to Abingdon. 

Licensed: J. S. Walkup, June 8, 1942. 

Licentiates : 

Received: M. H. Clark, July 14, 1942, from East Alabama. 

Ordained: J. S. Walkup, June 21, 1942; M. H. Clark, July 
26, 1942. 

Historical Events: Leaksville and Spray churches both dis- 
solved to form First Presbyterian Church of Leaksville, North 
Carolina. (Signed) N. N. Fleming, 

Stated Clerk Orange Presbytery. 

The Report of the Defense Service Council was re- 
ceived as information and Presbytery instructed the 
Chairman of the Council to urge the Churches to ap- 
point Defense Service Councils in each local church. 

In connection with the Report on Educational Insti- 
tutions, the Chairman, Rev. J. S. Cook, presented Rev. 
O. C. Williamson, Chairman of the Special Committee 
on Educational Institutions in our Presbytery, who spoke 
briefly. 

Presbytery then adopted the following recommenda- 
tions of the Committee. 

1. That the ministers point prospective students to our 
schools and colleges. 

2. That the call of the ministry be urged upon capable young 
men. Such a need is highlighted by the number of elder men re- 
tiring under the Annuity Fund and the number of younger men 
entering the armed services. 

3. That more careful attention be given the payment of ^unds 
allotted to educational institutions through benevolent percent- 
ages. 

4. That every minister observe, in his church or churches, 
the annual Day of Prayer for Schools and Colleges, February 14, 
1943. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministe- 
rial Relief presented Mr. Alfred E. McNair, a member of 
the Sanford Church, as a Candidate for the Gospel Min- 
istry, and recommended that Presbytery receive him. 



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The required examination was given Mr. McNair after 
which he was ordered enrolled as "A Candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry under the care of Orange Presbytery." 
The concluding prayer was offered by Rev. K. L. Whit- 
tington. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

I. CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

1. We present Alfred McNair, a member of the Sanford 
Presbyterian Church, as a candidate for the ministry to be re- 
ceived under the care of Presbytery. All of the data required by 
the Book of Church Order has been gathered and, after a close 
examination by our committee, we most heartly recommend him 
to Presbytery. Alfred is in his second year at Davidson College. 

2. Don Austin is in his senior year at Wheaton College. He 
had a good summer in practical religious work. Next spring he 
will lack seventeen hours of graduation. He expects to take ten of 
these in summer school which will leave seven hours. Columbia 
Theological Seminary agrees to accept him as a student next fall, 
provided he will go to summer school the following summer and 
get the seven hours off — if Presbytery will give its consent. We 
recommend that Presbytery give this permission. 

3. Russell Booth Fleming was at home during the summer 
and worked to help pay expenses in school. He did a devoted work 
in his home church. He wrote an interesting account of his church 
activities during the school year in the churches in Bristol. This 
is his second year in college. 

4. James A. Nesbit is a sopohomore at Davidson College. 
James is president of the young People of Orange Presbytery and 
spent a good part of his summer attending Young People's con- 
ferences and rallies. In between times he worked at Williams- 
Belk store to help pay expenses this winter. He also assisted in 
the work of his home church. 

5. Roger M. Rice is in his senior year at Union Theological 
Seminary. He had a most profitable summer as assistant pastor 
in the Second Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee. 

6. Robert Lee Turner worked in mills at home, Leaksville, 
North Carolina, to make funds to help pay expenses at college 
this winter, his second year at Davidson College. He did a fine 
work in the local church. 

7. George C. White has joined the Marines and is stationed at 
Parris Island, S. C. 

8. Paul Rakestraw is at h ; s home, Route 4, Reidsville, N. C. 
There seems to be no likelihood of his ever finishing his prepera- 
tion for the ministry. We have suggested to him that he definite- 
ly give up his present plans and content himself with some posi- 
tive kind of Christian Work as a layman. 

9. Ivan B. Stafford is again teaching at Fork Union Mili- 
tary Academy, Fork Union, Va. We have written urging him to 
plan to continue his preparation for the ministry if it is at all pos- 
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10. Robert Murphy Williams, Jr., is at Union Theological 
Seminary for his middle year. This summer he was assistant 
pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N. C, where 
he did a fine piece of work and had a rich experience. Bobby is 
making a record for himself at the Seminary, especially in He- 
brew. 

11. Jacob T. Bradshaw, Jr., is in the School of Medicine of 
Duke University, in his second year. Because of the year 'round 
speed-up courses, he writes that he has time for little else but 
his course of study. 

12. Miss Margaret Cook is back at the Training School for 
her last year. She spent most of the summer doing Religious 
Education Work in the Synod of Florida. 

This is a brief glimpse of all our young people preparing for 
full-time Christian service under the care of Presbytery. They 
are fine young folk and we are proud of them and stand ready 
to help them with every assistance and encouragement possible. 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. We recommend Roger Rice, James Nesbit and Robert Tur- 
ner to Dr. Sweets' Committee for a loan of sixty dollars each. 

2. That all churches make plans early for the Joy Gift at 
Christmas. This means so much to the aged ministers, orphans, 
and widows in our church. 

3. That it be urged upon our ministers that the compulsory 
retirement at the age of seventy does not alter in any way the 
relation of the ministers in the Ministers' Annuity Fund. See 
Dr. Sweets' article in the church papers. 

III. THE MARY I. SMITH LOAN FUND 

Total in the Mary I. Smith Fund to date is $734.03. 
There is now only one collectible account outstanding. Rev. 
Dace Russell, $30. He is Chaplain in the Army. 

IV. FURTHER RECOMMENDATION 

We recommend that pastors be urged to lead the people in 
prayer and encourage them to pray to the Lord of the harvest 
that He would thrust out labourers into His harvest; that pas- 
tors and sessions seek out young men who are spiritually minded 
and have proper qualifications for the ministry and urge them 
to give a call to the ministry their first consideration. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard a communication from Rev. C. G. 
Smith, also heard Mr. E. L. Ray recommending Mr. Jo- 
seph H. Lansinger, a member and officer in the Ashe- 
boro Presbyterian Church, who wishes to enter the Pres- 
byterian Ministry. 

Presbytery also granted Mr. Lansinger the privileges 
of the floor and he spoke of the events leading up to 
this decision. 



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The Members of Presbytery spoke, encouraging Mr. 
Lansinger in his desire. 

Rev. J. F. Stegall, the Minister of the Baptist Church 
in Jonesboro, was introduced to Presbytery and invited 
to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. Chester Alexander presented letter of dismis- 
sion from the Presbytery of Albemarle and asked to be 
received by Orange Presbytery. He was examined ac- 
cording to the requirements of the Book of Church Or- 
der on Experimental Religion, Theology, Church Gov- 
ernment and Sacraments, all of which were sustained 
and the examination as a whole being sustained, he was 
ordered enrolled after signing the obligation. 

A call from the First Presbyterian Church of Bur- 
lington for the pastoral services of Rev. Chester Alex- 
ander at an annual salary of $4200, a Manse, and the 
Church agreeing to pay a sum equivalent to 7%% of 
the salary into the Ministers' Annuity Fund, was read. 

The Presbytery heard from the Commission on The 
Minister and His Work recommending that the call be 
found in order, which recommendation was adopted, the 
call found in order, placed in the hands of Mr. Alexan- 
der and he signified his intention to accept it. 

The following sketch of the Jonesboro Presbyterian 
Church was read by Mrs. John A. Dalrymple and ordered 
printed in the minutes of Presbytery: 

HISTORY OF THE JONESBORO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

In 1885 a decision was made to build a chapel in Jonesboro 
for the convenience of the members of Buffalo church who were 
finding it hard to< get their families to Sunday School every Sun- 
day. A member of Buffalo church, N. R. Bryan, gave the lot 
upon which to build the chapel. The chapel was organized into a 
church on December 6, 1885. The first beloved pastor was the 
Rev. W. S. Lacy, D.D., a call being extended to him on February 
22, 1886. The first officers were as follows: 

Elders: J. R. Watson, Clerk of Session; James Dalrymple. 

Deacons: Redin Bryan, Alton Mclver, M. B. Seawell. 

There were 33 communicants, only six of whom are now liv- 
ing: Mrs. Nannie Costen, Mrs. Ruth McKinnon, Mrs. J. Walker 
Kelly (still a member), Mrs. Mary B. Straughan, Mr. Seldon B. 
Jones, Mrs. Mary S. Lacy. There were 23 non-communicants, and 
of these 14 are now living: Miss Anne Dalrymple, Mrs. M. G. 
Dalrymple, C. C. Bryan, Miss Kate Bryan, T. R. Bryan, R. N. 
Bryan, Mrs. Eva Acree, L. C. Jones, Jim Mclver, Miss Susan Col- 
ton, L. C, W. G., R. A., E. L. Watson. It is interesting to know 
that Miss Colton is one of our foreign missionaries. 



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The following have served the church as pastors: 



W. S. Lacy, D.D 1886-1888 

W. S. Friend -1890 

D. N. McLaughlin 1891-1894 

K. A. McLeod 1894-1908 

A. E. Grover 1909-1911 

A. W. Shaw 1911-1914 

L. A. McLaurin 1914-1922 

M. A. Ray 1922-1926 

J. S. Cook 1927-1935 

W. A. Pate 1936- 



Our present pastor, Mr. Pate, was ordained in this church on 
November 1, 1936. 

BITS AND BRIEFS ABOUT THE CHURCH THROUGH THE YEARS 

The plans were obtained by Rev. W. S. Lacy from an un- 
known source in Philadelphia, Pa. The present walnut pulpit was 
a gift of Dr. Lacy to the church. A large Sunday School room 
was added at the rear of the church during the ministry of Mr. 
McLaurin. The memorial windows were installed in 1939. The 
same year saw also the sanding of the original floors and the in- 
stallation of new pews. At the present time we have just com- 
pleted the addition of seven Sunday School rooms, a study for the 
pastor, and two lavoratories. Our membership now stands at 153 
communicants. 

Present Officers : 

Elders: C. H. Russell, R. C. McNeil, W. G. Watson, K. H. 
Phillips, John A. Dalrymple, R. A. Watson, Clerk. 

Deacons: H. H. Brewer, Chairman; W. M. Holt, J. R. Dal- 
rymple, Dr. Waylon Blue, P. L. Clark, L. F. Autry, E. B. Watson. 

The first Home Coming that our church ever had was ob- 
served on November 9, 1939. At this time the church was dedi- 
cated to God, with the dedicatory sermon being preached by Dr. 
B. R. Lacy, Jr., the President of U. T. S., in Virginia. Mr. E. B. 
Watson, in giving a history of the church at that service, well 
spoke our spirit in these words: "As we look forward into the 
future we trust that another Miss Colton will go from our church 
to the Foreign Fields, and that we may be able to do even greater 
things than our fathers have done for the glory of God. This, our 
dedication day, is also for us a day of consecration." 

(Signed) Mrs. John A. Dalrymple. 

The Committee on Home Missions made report 
through its chairman, announcing that the per capita 
apportionment for the Special Home Mission Emergen- 
cy Offering would be 65c instead of 45c as previously 
announced, in order to include the increase for soldier 
work. It was urged that this entire offering be sent to 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie. 

The Committee recommended that Rev. Major Hayes 
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Springs Church. Presbytery adopted this recommenda- 
tion. 

Revs. J. S. Walkup and M. H. Clarke spoke briefly 
on work in their respective fields. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work made 
recommendation that Presbytery approve the action of 
the Church of the Covenant in reelecting Rev. R. Mur- 
phy Williams for one year as pastor. Presbytery ap- 
proved the election. 

Rev. J. S. Cook made report on his activities in the 
North Eno Church and Presbytery granted him Evan- 
gelistic powers in that Church. 

Rev. D. A. Swicord, Chairman, made report on For- 
eign Missions. Presbytery adopted the recommendations 
and was led in prayer by Rev. L. T. Edgerton. The re- 
commendations follow: 

We present the following recommendations — That the mem- 
bers of every church in Orange Presbytery pray: 

1. That Christians throughout the world, oppressed, impris- 
oned, or handicapped any way in the free exercise of the Gospel 
might be relieved. 

2. That missionaries who remain in occupied territories of 
every land and of all missions, especially our own missionaries 
be protected and delivered. 

3. For supplying the outstanding needs in Africa, Brazil, 
and Mexico, also that transportation channels through which to 
supply needs be opened. 

Brazil is asking for 100 missionaries; West China, a new 
nation sprung up overnight, is wide open to the Gospel, but trans- 
portation facilities are closed to both fields. 

This need for more missionaries and funds is the greatest 
in the history of our church. 

4. That all leaders of our churches shall keep the urge of 
World Missions faithfully before the young people of this gene- 
ration, so that when the world conflict has passed, there may be 
an adequate force ready to cross the seas in the name of Christ, 
buying up the opportunities that are bound to present themselves. 

5. We recommend that Orange Presbytery approve the pro- 
gram of the Foreign Mission Committee; first, to pay off their 
indebtedness this year and then build up a reserve fund for the re- 
storation of ruined mission property in war arrears, and sending 
out missionaries, after the eessation or hostilities, as is deemed 
wise. 

6. We recommend that during January 1, through Febru- 
ary 7, a week of Prayer and Self-Denial for Foreign Missions 
be set aside in each church and the whole church membership 
be called to their knees in penitence, asking for a Revival in ev- 



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ery part of the world, beginning at home, and that a special 
offering be taken at that time. 

In keeping with the United Religious Education Advance, 
we recommend that the book, "On This Foundation," be studied 
by the whole church. Since this is to be a united advance, we 
recommend this opportunity to unite with our own and other 
churches to study, secure, and exchange speakers to present the 
need of our gospel in a world like this. 

Presbytery requested the Chairman to send the above 
recommendations to each Church. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Installations : 

To install Rev. Chester Alexander pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Burlington, N. C, on Sunday, November 1, 1942, 
at 11:00 a. m. : Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions. Rev. A. V. Gibson to preach the ser- 
mon. Rev. 0. C. Williamson to charge the pastor. Ruling Elder 
J. Harvey White to charge the congregation. Alternates: Rev. 
M. S. Huske and Ruling Elder J. A. Kellenbereger. The quorum 
to be two Ministers and one Ruling Elder. 

S. S. Wiley, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Nominating 
Committee as follows : 

To succeed Mr. Lunsford Richardson, resigned, as member 
of the Board of Trustees of Davidson College, Dr. Waylon Blue. 

To succeed Rev. F. M. Hawley, whose term expires at this 
meeting, on the Commission on The Minister and His Work, Rev. 
R. F. Whitley. 

A. V. Gibson, Chairman. 

Presbytery received as information the report of the 
Treasurer of Presbytery, Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming made verbal report on Arrears 
in Presbyterial Tax. This was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendations 
of the Committee on Bible, Sabbath and Family Reli- 
gion : 

1. That pastors and sessions be urged to observe in their 
churches Universal Bible Sunday, December 6, 1942, and that a 
free-will offering be taken for the support of the American Bible 
Society. 

2. That our people be urged from the pulpit and through 
personal contact to "Remember The Sabbath Day to keep it 
holy." 

3. That we continue to lend our influence, our prayers and our 
service in the movement to make elective Bible study available 
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4. That our ministers be urged to preach on the importance 
of family religion in the home. 

A. D. Carswell, Chairman. 
Presbytery adopted the following overture: 

"Orange Presbytery respectfully overtures the Gene- 
ral Assembly to caution all the Presbyteries in regard to 
receiving Candidates for the Ministry or Ministers com- 
ing from Institutions that undermine the loyalty to, or 
question the orthodoxy of, the Presbyterian Church in 
the United States." 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution : 

"Orange Presbytery respectfully petitions our Con- 
gress to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in the 
camps of our armed forces and in the territory adja- 
cent thereto." 

Presbytery urged that each Church get behind the 
above resolutions. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism: 

REPORT OF TJIE COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

Your Committee on Evangelism is glad to report that in the 
Church at large there was an increase of 2,149 in the number of 
additions to the Church by profession of faith for the year ending 
March 31, 1942, over the preceding year. The number of mem- 
bers added to the Church in 1942 was 18,338, ms compared with 
16,190 for the year 1941. However, the Synod of North Carolina 
and the Presbytery of Orange did not do their proportionate part 
in making this increase. In the Synod there were 46 fewer pro- 
fessions of faith in 1942 than in 1941, and in the Presbytery of 
Orange there were 90 fewer additions by profession of faith than 
in 1941. Our Presbytery reported only 417 additions by profes- 
sion of faith for 1942, which is the poorest record that we have 
made in many years. Manifestly we are not stressing evangelism 
as we should. 

The General Assembly at its last meeting voted to continue 
the Evangelistic Crusade and called upon all of our churches to 
cooperate more heartily with the Assembly's Permanent Commit- 
tee on Evangelism. T,he three most effective methods of evan- 
gelism which our Assembly's Committee emphasizes are: Prayer, 
Evangelistic Preaching and Personal Work. 

We submit the following recommendations : 

1. That all of our churches be requested to hold special evan- 
gelistic services at some time during the current year. 

2. That Prayer Bands and Personal Workers groups be ap- 
pointed in each church, with the special view of reaching the un- 
reached in the community for whom the church is responsible. 

3. That pastors form Communicant Classes to instruct the 



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youth of the church as to the duty and privilege of church mem- 
bership. 

4. That those who promote the Religious Education Advance 
be requested to give due emphasis to evangelism. 

5. We submit also two recommendations adopted by the As- 
sembly : 

(a) "That the General Assembly again affirm and send down 
to Synods, Presbyteries, Sessions and Congregations its conviction 
that evangelism, the winning of people to faith in Christ and 
bringing them into the fellowship of the Church's life and work, 
is the Church's principal, primary, and permanent task, and that 
every agency of the Church in the formulation of its plans, in the 
preparation and distribution of its literature, in the carrying out 
of its policies, and in the setting up of its programs, should keep 
this evangelistic aim constantly in view. 

(b) "That every minister and every officer of our Church be 
urged to do his utmost in the promotion of evangelism through 
prayer, through preaching, through personal work, through visi- 
tation in homes, through conferences; that every pastor, in addi- 
tion to the promotion of evangelism in his own field, be ready to 
assist in the work of evangelism in at least one other field." 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee by 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard the report of the Commission to or- 
dain and install Mr. Major Hayes Clark. That part of 
the report which had been approved by the Commission 
was admitted to record. Presbytery approved the re- 
mainder of the report. The report follows : 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF MAJOR HAYES CLARK 

The Commission appointed to ordain Major Hayes Clark and 
install him pastor of the Pittsboro Church met in the said church 
on Sunday, July 26, 1942, at 8 : 15 p. m. Members of the Commission 
present were Revs. R. M. Williams, W. A. Pate, C. E. Hodgin 
and Elder J. A. Dalrymple. Dr. Hodgin presided, preached the 
sermon and propounded the constitutional questions. After the 
constitutional questions had been answered Mr. Major Hayes 
Clark was ordained with prayer and the laying on of hands of 
the Commission, and was duly installed as pastor of the Pittsboro 
church according to the requirements of the Book of Church 
Order. Rev. W. A. Pate delivered a charge to the pastor and Rev. 
R. M. Williams delivered a charge to the people. The benediction 
was pronounced by the newly installed pastor, Rev. Major Hayes 
Clark. 

Minutes approved by the Commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

INSTALLATION OF REV. M. HAYES CLARK AT GOLDSTON 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Major Hayes Clark 
at Goldston met in the Chapel at Goldston on Sunday, August 16, 
1942, at 11 a. m. Members of the Commission present, Rev. C. E. 



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Hodgin and Elder James N. Benton. The other members of the 
Commission, Revs. D. A. Swicord and A. P. Dickson alternate, 
could not be present on account of other engagements. Dr. Hodgin 
presided, preached the sermon, and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Rev. Major Hayes Clark was installed as pastor accord- 
ing to the Book of Church Order. Dr. Hodgin charged the pastor 
and Elder J. N. Benton charged the people. The benediction was 
pronounced by the newly installed pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

INSTALLATION OF REV. MAJOR HAYES CLARK AT MT. VERNON SPRINGS 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Major Hayes Clark 
as pastor of the Mt. Vernon Springs church met in the said 
church on Sunday, August 16, 1942, at 8:15 p. m. Members of the 
Commission present, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Elder James N. Ben- 
ton. The other members of the Commission, Revs. D. A. Swicord 
and A. P. Dickson, could not be present on account cf other en- 
gagements. Dr. Hodgin presided, preached the sermon and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. The Rev. Major Hayes Clark 
was installed according to the Book of Church Order. Dr. Hodgin 
delivered a charge to the pastor and Elder J. N. Benton delivered 
a charge to the congregation. The benediction was pronounced by 
the newly installed pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

INSTALLATION OF REV. MAJOR CLARK AT HAYWOOD 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Major Hayes Clark 
as pastor of the Haywood church met in the said church on Sun- 
day, August 23, 1942, at 11 a. m. Members of the Commission 
present, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Elder James N. Benton. Revs. A. 
D. Carswell and A. V. Gibson could not be present on account 
of other engagements. Dr. Hodgin presided, preached the sermon 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Major Hayes 
Clark was duly installed according to the Book of Church Order. 
Elder James N. Benton charged the pastor and Dr. Hodgin 
charged the congregation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

The Committee on Questions from the General As- 
sembly reported asking that its report be put on the doc- 
ket for the next meeting of Presbytery. The request was 
granted. 

Presbytery adopted by a rising vote the report of the 
Committee on Thanks and instructed the Stated Clerk 
to send a copy to the pastor of the host church to be 
read to his people next Sunday. The report follows : 

We wish to congratulate the pastor and people of the Jones- 
boro Church on the improvements made in their Church and Sun- 
lay School Building. 



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We would express our appreciation for the careful prepara- 
tion for and the generous treatment of Presbytery that has made 
this day's work both profitable and enjoyable. 

C. M. Jones, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard the report of the Committee on As- 
sembly's and Synod's Home Missions and adopted the 
following recommendations : 

1. That all presbyteries and sessions be urged when deter- 
mining their benevolent budget to consider their responsibility to 
the Assembly's Home Mission Committee to provide adequate sala- 
ries for the home mission workers in this time of increasing liv- 
ing costs and its obligation to pay its share of the dues of the 
home mission pastors who participate in the Minister's Annuity 
Fund. 

2. That the week of November 1-8 be designated as the Week 
of Prayer and Self-Denial for Assembly's Home Missions with a 
general offering in all churches and organizations for this cause. 

3. That the book "While It Is Day" be commended for use as 
the study book for the home mission period in all organizations 
of the church. 

W. A. Pate, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold its Mid- 
Winter Session January 12, 1943, in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned with the singing of "Blest Be The Tie 
That Binds" followed with prayer, to meet in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, 
January 12, 1943, at 10:00 a. m. 

A. D. Cars well, Moderator. 

S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, November 2, 1942. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. L. 
T. Edgerton, the last Moderator present, presiding; and 
was opened with prayer. 

The roll was called and the following found to be pre- 
sent : 

Ministers: L. T. Edgerton, J. S. Cook, J. S. Walkup, 
C. E. Hodgin, W. M. Baker, K. L. Whittington, Chester 
Alexander, S. W. DuBose, N. N. Fleming, and E. L. 
Beall. 

Elders: J. D. Clapp— Bethel ; T. P. Wilson— East 
Burlington; J. E. Williams — Burlington First; J. J. Fen- 
ton, Jr. — Hawfields, and D. P. Clapp — Springwood. 

The following call was read, found in order and taken 
up in order: 

Mebane, N. C, October' 21, 1942. 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the 1st Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Monday, Nov. 2, 1942, at 2:30 p. m. to trans- 
act the following business if the way be clear: 

1. Receive and act upon the resignation of Rev. E. L. Beall 
and dissolve the pastoral relation between him and Bethel and 
Springwood Churches. 

2. Grant Mr. Beall letter of Dismission to Savannah Presby- 
tery. 

3. Transact any business growing out of either of the above 
items. 

A. D. Carswell, Moderator. 
. N. N. Filming, Clerk. 

Presbytery heard from Rev. E. L. Beall, offering his 
resignation of the Bethel and Springwood Churches and 
asking that the pastoral relationship be dissolved that he 
might accept a call to the Darien Church in Savannah 
Presbytery. 

Mr. J. D. Clapp reported for the Bethel Church that 
the congregation reluctantly concurred with the pastor 
in his request ; he also read a resolution from the Church. 

Mr. D. P. Clapp reported for the Springwood Church 
that the Church reluctantly concurred with Mr. Beall in 
his request. 



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The request was granted and the pastoral relation 
dissolved, effective November 9, 1942. 

At Mr. Beall's request he was then granted letter of 
dismission to the Presbytery of Savannah. 

Presbytery ordered that the following resolution 
from Bethel Church be printed in our Minutes : 

The following Resolutions were adopted by Bethel Congre- 
gation, at a duly called meeting, to act upon the resignation of 
our pastor, Rev. E. L. Beall — on November 1, 1942: 

Resolved, That we concur with Rev. E. L. Beall in his re- 
quest to Orange Presbytery that the pastoral relations existing 
between this Church and him be dissolved, although we do it with 
a feeling of reluctance and regret. 

Resolved also, That we wish to express our appreciation of 
his faithful and loyal services rendered to us during his pastorate 
with this church, and that we will always hold him and his good 
wife in high esteem for their fine and lovable Christian character 
and for their willingness to sacrifice themselves for the spiritual 
welfare of this congregation. 

Resolved further, That as he goes to a new field of labour our 
love and prayers will follow him that God will bless and use him 
richly and abundantly in his new field of labour, for the spiritual 
uplift of his people, and the upbuilding of God's kingdom. 

R. M. Huffines, Moderator. 
Paul Boone, Clerk. 

There being no further business the minutes were 
approved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer, remem- 
bering Mr. Beall in his new work, to meet in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday 
January 12, 1943, at 10 :00 a. m. 

L. T. Edgerton, Moderator. 

S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— FALL 1942 
I — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. A. D. Carswell, Sanford, N. C. 
Other officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt.l, Mebane, N. C. (1945). 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C. (1945). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1945). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, 
N. C. (1943). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., Greensboro, N. 

C. (1943). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D. D.; C. E. Hodgin, D. D. ; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. M. 
S. Huske (1943), Dr. Waylon Blue (1944), Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. 

D. (1945), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1946). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man)— Revs. 0. C. Williamson, D. D.; C. F. Myers, D. D.; N. N. 
Fleming, and Mr. Stephen A. White (1943) ; Revs. A. V. Gibson, 
C. M. Jones, Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. E. A. Ranson (1944) ; 
Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E E. Gillespie, Mr. D. W. Wright, and 
Dr. Lynn Mclver (1945). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Dr. 
F. L. Knight (1944), and Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mr. Paul Ingle (1943) ; 
Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger 
(1944). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1943). 

Ill Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers and 4 Elders, 
report each stated meeting) — Rev. J. M. Millard, Chairman, Rev. 
W. A. Pate, and Mr. J. W. Simpson (1944) ; Mr. C. W. Perry, Mr. 
W. L. Sharpe, and Rev. R. M. Williams (1943) (Elected 1941); 
Revs. W. E. Harrop— S., L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. E. Scott— 
S (1945). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report in 
spring with popular meeting) — Chairman, Rev. W. P. Jones 
(1944), P. N. Pritchett (1943), Rev. D. A. Swicord (1945). 

3. Assembly's and Synod Home Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 
Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate— S (1945), Rev. John 
Whitley (1944), Mr. A. G. Carter (1943). 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 177 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers 
and 1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1945), 
Rev. K. L. Whittington— S (1944), Dr. Henry Louis Smith (1943). 

5. Religious Education (9 members, and the secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. C. M. Jones, A. P. 
Dickson— S, and Mr. C. P. Ingle (1945), Revs. R. F. Whitley— S, 
Samuel S. Wiley, Chm.; and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger— S (1944), 
Rev. 0. C. Williamson— S, Rev. S. W. DuBose and Mr. R. D. Hughes 
(1943). Mrs. C. C. Cole, Secretary of Religious Education in 
Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report spring) — 
Rev. A. D. Carswell— S (1944), Rev. O. W. Perrell (1945), Mr. 
W. F. Henderson (1943). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook (1945), Rev. S. S. Wiley (1944), 
Mr. J. Sam White (1943). 

8. Orphan's Home (3 members, also the member of the Board 
of Regents is ex-officio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. 

Jones— S (1945), (1944), Mr. E. A. Ranson 

(1943). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, 
report in spring) — Rev. F. M. Hawley, D. D. — S (1945), Rev. A. 

D. Carswell (1944), Mr. I. C. Crawford— S (1943). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers, and 3 Elders, report in winter 
on apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) — Rev. W. 

E. Harrop*, Mr. E. M. Underwood— S (1943), Rev. L. T. Edger- 
ton— S, Mr. Robert D. White— S (1944), Rev. S. W. DuBose— S, 
Mr. J. E. Latta (1945). 

(*Elected 1942 Spring). 

IV Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. 
James B. Neely, and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers, and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
Rev. J. S. Walkup, and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, 0. C. Williamston, 
D. D., C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacraments — 
Revs. Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, F. M. Haw- 
ley, D. D., and Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk, and 2 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and N. R. Claytor. 

5. Evangelism— Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., E. E. Gillespie, 
D. D., Rev. J. C. Whitley, Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenber- 
ger, and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 



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6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (set up in the 
fall of 1938, 7 members) Rev. N. N. Fleming— S, Mr. J. W. Simp- 
son— S, (1943) ; Rev. M. S. Huske, Rev. W. M. Baker, Mr. H. W. 
Scott— S, (1944) ; Rev. R. F. Whitley (1945) and Mr. J. N. Ben- 
ton— S. 

7. Special Committee on Assembly's Training School — Revs. 
W. E. Harrop, S. W. DuBose, Mr. Robert D. White, Mr. J. G. Ed- 
wards: Advisory Members — Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, Mrs. R. F. Whit- 
ley and Miss Sara Alice Moore. 

8. Service Council — Revs. A. V. Gibson and M. S. Huske, and 
Mr. R. W. Barnwell. 

Manager Service Campaign — W. Kerr Scott. 

9. Special Committee on Educational Institutions set up Jan- 
uary 1941— Rev. O. C. Williamson, D. D., Mr. J. Harvey White. 

Candidates for Ministry — Alfred McNair, Don Austin, Rus- 
sell Booth Fleming, James A. Nesbit, Roger M. Rice, Robert Lee 
Turner, George C. White, Paul Rakestraw, Ivan B. Stafford, 
and Robert Murphy Williams, Jr. 

Candidates for Mission Service — Jacob T. Bradshaw, Mar- 
garet Cook. 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 179 

INDEX SUMMER AND FALL MEETING— 1942 

Page 

Alexander, Chester, Received Albemarle, Called 

Burlington 1st 166 

Barclay, Jonas, Permitted to labour outside bounds of 

Presbytery 160 

Beall, E. L., Resigned Bethel and Springwood, Dismissed 

Savannah, -174 

Resolution to 175 

Carswell, A. D., Moderator 159 

Clarke, Chaplain E. H., Report 160 

Clark, M. H. Licentiate Received East Alabama, Called 

Pittsboro, Goldston, Haywood, Mt. Vernon Springs 153-4 

Ordained and Installed , 171 

Evangelistic Powers 166 

Commission on Arrears in Tax Report 155 

Commission on Minister and His Work — Report 154 

Commissioners to Assembly, Report of 150 

Committees, Standing, Appointed 144, 161 

Committee, Special on Expenses of Committees, Appointed 162 

Committee, Reports: 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions 173 

Bible, Sabbath, and Family Religion 169 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 156, 164 

Educational Institutions 163 

Evangelism 170 

Foreign Missions 168 

Installations 155, 169 

Nominations 157, 169 

Presbytery's Home Missions 155, 167 

Religious Education 143, 161 

Thanks 155, 172 

Communion Service 151, 162 

Cook, J. S., Installed, Eno, Fairfield, and Little River 152 

Defense Service Council, Report 162 

Directory, Fall 1942 176 

Gillespie, Mrs. E. E., Report, First Woman Trustee, F. M. 

College 143 

Jonesboro Church, Sketch 166 

Meetings of Presbytery: 

Summer Meeting, Little River Church, Near Hillsboro, 

N. C, July 14, 1942 141 

346th Stated Meeting, Jonesboro, October 13, 1942 158 

Called Meeting, Burlington 1st, November 2, 1942 174 

McNair, Alfred E., Received as Candidate 164 

Knox, Rev. Robert, Sermon by 158 

Little River Church, Sketch 144 

Overture to Assembly 170 



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INDEX SUMMER AND FALL MEETING— 1942 (Continued) 

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Recommendations from Assembly 150 

Resolution to Congress 170 

Richardson, L., Resigned Trustee, Davidson College 160 

Smith, Chaplain, C. G., Report from 161 

Statistical Report to Synod 162 

Trustees, Reports of 142 

Trustees, Board of Orange Presbytery, Report 153 

Walkup, J. S., Devotional Service 141 

Ordained and Install East Burlington 152 

Temporary Clerk 159 

Whitley, J. C, Installed Leaksville 1st 151 

Williams, R. M., Re-Elected Pastor Covenant, Approved 16£ 






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MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
December 17, 1942 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 12, 1943 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH 

SESSION 

First Presbyterian Church 

Reidsville, N. C 

April 13, 1943 



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MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
December 17, 1942 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 12, 1943 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH 

SESSION 

First Presbyterian Church 

Reidsville, N. C. 

April 13, 1943 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER AND SPRING 1943 



CHESTER ALEXANDER 627 Fountain PI., Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Stanly, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Route No. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Chaplain E. H. CLARKE Care P. M., San Francisco, Calif. 

M. H. CLARK Pittsboro, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON 2520 Ch. Exten., Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Route No. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Route No. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 
W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

FRANK S. JONES, Th.M 217 Worth St., Asheboro, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Route No. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th.M Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

Chaplain C. G. SMITH Care P. M., New York, N. Y. 

WADE C. SMITH Box 822, Avon Park, Fla. 

D. A. SWICORD 1608 Oak St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

J. S. WALKUP 1008 Dixie St., Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY, Th.M Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON 611 Willard St., Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Box 88, West End, N. C. 

Chaplain S. S. WILEY Richmond, Virginia 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D., 641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, Dec. 17, 1942. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2 :30 p. m., with Rev. K. L. 
Whittington, the last Moderator present, presiding, and 
was opened with prayer by Rev. A. V. Gibson. 

The roll call showed the following to be present : 

Ministers: W. M. Baker, A. V. Gibson, Chester Alexander, 
J. S. Walkup, 0. W. Perrell, W. E. Harrop, K. L. Whittington, 
S. W. DuBose, and N. N. Fleming. 

Elders: J. E. Williams, Burlington First; H. M. Pearson, 
Bethel; and T. P. Wilson, East Burlington. 

The following call was read, found in order and taken 
up in order : 

Mebane, N. C. Dec. 7, 1942. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Bur- 
lington, N. C, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1942, at 2 :30 p. m., to transact 
the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. Receive Mr. J. H. Lansinger as Candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry. 

2. Receive Rev. F. S. Jones from King's Mountain Presbytery, 
act upon the call from Asheboro Church for his services, and ar- 
range for his installation as pastor. 

3. Transact any business growing out of the above items. 

A. D. Carswell, Moderator, 
By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. W. M. Baker presented Mr. Joseph Lansinger 
and reported for the Committee on Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief that the Committee having con- 
ducted the required investigation heartily recommended 
that Mr. Lansinger be taken under care of Orange Pres- 
bytery as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry. 

Mr. Lansinger was examined on Experimental Reli- 
gion and Motives for seeking the Gospel Ministry by Rev. 
N. N. Fleming (at the request of the Moderator) and this 
examination was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Constitutional questions were then asked and Mr. 
Lansinger answered in the affirmative. 



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The charge to the Candidate was delivered by Rev. 
W. E. Harrop, after which Rev. W. M. Baker offered 
prayer for Mr. Lansinger in his work, and the Moderator 
declared that Mr. Joseph Lansinger had been received un- 
der the care of Orange Presbytery as a Candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry. 

The Presbytery declared that Mr. Lansinger was an 
extraordinary case and instructed the Committee on 
Christian Education to advise him as to the course of 
study he should pursue at the Seminary. 

The Rev. Frank S. Jones being unable to be present 
for this meeting, there being no further business, the 
minutes were read and approved and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, January 12, 
1943, at 10:00 a. m. 

K. L. Whittington, Moderator, 
j S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 183 



WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C., January 12, 1943. 
The Presbytery of Orange met in its regular Winter 
Adjourned Session on the above date in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., at 10:00 a. m., was 
called to order and constituted with prayer by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. A. D. Carswell, after which the devotional 
service was conducted by Rev. W. A. Pate. 



The following were enrolled: 



MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



Chester Alexander R. D. White Burlington 1st. 

W. M. Baker 

A. D. Carswell K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Willcox Euphronia 

J. S. Cook R. D. Hughes Eno 

A. P. Dickson L. W. McFarland(a. m.) .Buffalo (G) 

C. E. Kerchner(p. m.) --Buffalo (G) 

S. W„ DuBose G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton 

N. N. Fleming D. W. McPherson Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D 

W. E. Harrop H. W. Scott Graham 

J. Blair Long_: Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D.D Geo. C. Mason Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske D. E. Purcell Reidsville 

C. M. Jones 

W. P. Jones 

J. M. Millard John M. Phipps Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D. D John W. Simpson Greensboro 1st. 

W. A. Pate John A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

0. W. Perrell George R. Garrison Stony Creek 

D. A. Swicord 

J. S. Walkup A. J. Baulding East Burlington 

J. C. Whitley 

R. F. Whitley C. T. Chandler Yanceyville 

C. J. Law Bethesda 

K. L. Whittington 

S. S. Wiley 

R. Murphy Williams J. A. Mclver J Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D C. C. Garrett High Point 1st. 

E. L. Ray Asheboro 

R. M. Huf fines Bethel 

R. Holman El-Bethel 



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Presbytery adopted the report on Orders as follows: 
To observe the Communion Service at 12:30 p. m., and 
take recess at 1 :00 p. m., to reconvene at 2:15 p. m., and 
adjourn at will. 

The Docket was adopted as amended as follows : 

DOCKET 
— OF— 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Winter Meeting, First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C 

Tuesday, January 12th, 1943, 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. A. D. Carswell, Moderator 

1. Presbytery Constituted With Prayer; Devotional Service. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Report on Orders — Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D. 

4. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Minutes of Intervening; Meetings. 

6. Communications. 

7. Report of Stewardship Committee — Harrop and Hodgin. 

8. Communion Service — Led by Moderator and Dr. Myers. 

9. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Fleming. 

11. Report of Commission to Install Rev. Chester Alexander — 
Williamson. 

12. Calls or Dismissions. 

13. Report of Committee on Questions from Assembly — Harrop. 

14. Report on Paying Expenses of Committees — Huske. 

15. Report of Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

16. Report of Soldier Work Committee — Gibson. 

17. Report of Special Committee on Educational Institutions — Wil- 
liamson. 

18. Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

19. Report of Standing Committees — 

(1) Installations: Wiley, Cook, and K. M. Wicker. 

(2) Nominations: J. C. Whitley, R. F. Whitley, M. H. Clark, 
Gibson (Chm.), and J. N. McNair. 

(3) Auditing: Swicord, Millard, and C. H. Russell. 

(4) Thanks: Harrop, C. M. Jones, and R. D. Hughes. 

20. Unfinished Business. 

21. New Business. 

22. Place of Next Meeting. 

23. Read and Approve Minutes. 

24. Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 11 A. M. Report of Stewardship Committee. 

2 P. M. Reception of Candidates. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 185 

The Minutes of the Called Meeting in Burlington on 
December 17, 1942, were read for information. The Min- 
utes of November 2, 1942, having been printed, were not 
read. 

Rev. J. M. Millard was added to the Auditing Com- 
mittee, and Elder R. D. Hughes was added to the Com- 
mittee on Thanks. 

The Stated Clerk announced that Presbytery's Min- 
utes had been printed and were ready for distribution. 

The Moderator appointed the following to fill vacan- 
cies on Standing Committees (caused by absences) : 

Installations: K. E. Seymour in place of K. M. 
Wicker. Nominations: J. M. Willcox and J. H. Dal- 
rymple in place of M. H. Clark and J. N. McNair. 

Under communications Rev. W. T. Thompson was ex- 
cused from this meeting of Presbytery. 

The petition of the Church of the Covenant that Pres- 
bytery overture the General Assembly was read and the 
following overture adopted and ordered sent to the Gene- 
ral Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Orange respectfully overtures the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, meet- 
ing in Montreat, N. C, May 27, 1943, that, 

Whereas, the Book of Church Order makes no provision for 
the election of a Pastor Emeritus that the General Assembly would 
adopt a resolution clarifying the official status of a Pastor Emeri- 
tus, with relation to a Church Session and Congregation; also to 
state whether the election of a Pastor (who has reached the offi- 
cial retirement age) as Pastor Emeritus would be in conflict with 
the provisions of the Ministers' Annuity and Retirement Fund. 

Presbytery accepted the resignation of Mr. J. B. 
Neely and Mr. Don Alexander members of Presbytery's 
Auditing Committee (since the Treasurer of Presbytery 
is now Rev. C. E. Hodgin of Greensboro, these men found 
it impractical to serve as they live in Asheboro), ex- 
pressed its appreciation for their services by a rising vote 
and instructed the Committee on Nominations to bring 
in nominations for their successors. 

The following acknowledgments of receipt of Bound 
Volumes of Presbytery's Minutes were ordered printed in 
the Minutes: 



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The Library of The University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, N. C, Jan. 9, 1943 

Gentlemen : 

We wish to acknowledge with thanks, your gift to the Library, 

described below. T ; A i 

v ery truly yours, 

Mary L. Thornton, 

In charge of N. C. Collection. 

Grange Presbytery Minutes. V. 9. 1935-1940. 

Dear Sir- Davidson, N. C, Dec. 29, 1942. 

I thank you for your gift copy of Minutes of Orange Presby- 
tery, V-9, sent to the Library of Davidson College. This courtesy 
is warmly appreciated. 

Chalmers Davidson, Professor and Librarian. 

Historical Foundation of 
The Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, Inc. 

Office of the Curator Montreat, N. C, Dec. 28, 1942. 

Dear Mr. Fleming; 

The Historical Foundation has received for deposit in the 
name of Orange Presbytery the following: Minutes of Orange 
Presbytery, 1934-1940, Vol. 9. Accession number 60696. 

This volume is the property of Orange Presbytery and is sub- 
ject to the will of that court expressed in official action. We are 
happy to be able to add these materials to those already on deposit 
in the home of the Presbytery. 

Sincerely, 

T. H. Spence, Jr., Curator. 

The Library Union Theological Seminary 
Richmond, Virginia 
H. M. Brimm, Librarian 

April 7, 1943. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk 
Orange Presbytery, Mebane, N. C. 
Dear Mr. Fleming: 

While we have been trying to establish ourselves in our new 
building I have been compelled to leave much of the office routine, 
ordinarily under my eye, to the tender mercies of student assist- 
ants, who are always willing, but sometimes not particularly able. 
I thought that you had long ago received an acknowledgment of 
our receipt of the bound volume of the Minutes of Orange Presby- 
tery — Vol. 9, 1935-1940. This will constitute such an acknowl- 
edgment, and it will also bring you my apologies for the confu- 
sion which has resulted in its tardiness. In the light of the situa- 
tion which at present obtains in the Library, I trust that you will 
forgive us. Sincerely yours, 

H. M. Brimm. 



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The Woman's College of the University of N. C. 

Greensboro, Jan. 15, 1943. 

Librarian's Office 

Mr. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C. 

Dear Mr. Fleming: 

We are very happy to include a copy of the Minutes of the 
Orange Presbytery — Vol. 9, to our collection. TJiere are frequently 
requests for such material and I am sure the book will be useful. 
We appreciate the gift and the thought that prompts it. 

Sincerely yours, 

(Mrs.) Minnie M. Hussey, 
Assistant to the Librarian. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgixi read letter from Chaplain E. H. 
Clarke and also gave a verbal report from Chaplain C. G. 
Smith. Presbytery stood and was led in prayer by Dr. 
Hodgin for the Chaplains and soldiers. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop reported that the Bethany Church 
had paid in full its building debt with interest. (In ad- 
vance of the date when due) . By a rising vote Presbytery 
commended the Church for this action, and instructed 
that it be recorded in the Minutes of Presbytery. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin was appointed to write the Chap- 
lains from this Presbytery and express to them the in- 
terest of the Presbytery, and to serve in this capacity as 
long as needed. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Stewardship 
Committee presented by Rev. W. E. Harrop as follows: 

The Stewardship Committee of Orange Presbytery would re- 
spectfully submit the following recommendations : 

1. That in view of the tragic world situation with all its attend- 
ant chaos, fear and suffering, the Presbytery record its profound 
conviction that: 

(1) In the Gospel of the Living Savior the Church has the only 
final answer to the present world need. If Jesus Christ be 
known, loved and followed, humanity through Him cannot 
only avoid the threatened chaos, but can live constructively. 

(2) This, of all times, is no time to slacken in the missionary 
or Christian education enterprise. Each Church must be pur- 
posefully missionary in its own community, that Christ 
may be preeminent in the community life. The Gospel story 
must be told and retold through our land that America 
may put Christ first. The message of the Cross must be 
taken now to every land in order that those people may have 
the saving knowledge of Christ, and that the nations may 
have something on which to build plans for living together 
constructively. 



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(3) Sacrificial giving is necessary. The Kingdom of God can- 
not be advanced successfully nor can God be worshipped joy- 
fully by the use of left-overs. Sacrifice was continually taught 
and supremely exemplified by our Master. As servants we 
learn from the Master and can expect sacrifice as the price of 
success. Work of worth costs sacrifice of worth. 

(4) Witnessing and giving must be illustrated and supported 
by unselfish living. If history teaches anything, it shouts aloud 
that the problems of the world cannot be settled on a selfish 
basis. To be able to think unselfishly we must practice un- 
selfishness in living. 

2. That the Presbytery renew its call to our people to acknow- 
ledge God's sovereign ownership of all life and things by setting 
aside at least a tithe in a spirit of love and worship. 

3. That all local churches be urged to include in their steward- 
ship program at least the following elements: (1) the promotion 
and practice of the principles of stewardship, including tithing; 
(2) information concerning the program of the Church and con- 
stant emphasis on the importance of making Christ known; (3) 
constant effort to develop a growing effectiveness on the part of 
those who are stewardship leaders. 

4. That in the period February 7 to March 7, 1943, pastors, of- 
ficers, and all church leaders make a special effort to develop an 
understanding of the principles of stewardship and a willingness 
to put these principles into practice; and that in this connection 
the book, Will A Man Rob God?, by Ralph S. Cushman, be com- 
mended for use as a textbook by stewardship groups, as a basis 
for a class or series of lectures by the pastor, as an elective for 
young people's and adult Sunday School classes, and for such 
other uses as may develop. 

5. That Sunday, March 7, 1943, be designated as Every Member 
Canvass Sunday and that every church be urged to make this day 
the time for the culmination of efforts to "develop the grace of 
liberality" in each of the members, leading them to a joyous ex- 
perience in partnership with God in giving. 

6. That Sunday, March 28, 1943, be set as "Pay-up-Day." when 
all members are urged to complete the payment of all pledges 
made to Christ and the Church. 

7. That the attention of the churches be called to the fact that 
during the sixteen years 1910-1925, 33% of the total contributions 
of the church were for benevolences, and during the years 1926- 
1941, only 25% of all contributions were for benevolences; and that 
all churches be asked to consider carefully the importance of the 
work done through the benevolent gifts, and urged to give to bene- 
volences at least one-third of all gifts. 

8. Xhat Presbytery accept the apportionment from Synod of the 
sum of $93,553.00, and that same be apportioned to the churches 
according to the attached schedule. 

9. That all churches be earnestly requested to accept in full the 
apportionment made to them, and to adhere strictly to the per- 
centages adopted by Presbytery in the distribution among the ser- 
eral causes of their total benevolences. 

10. That the per capita tax be 2%% of the benevolent appor- 



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tionment and be of the amount as indicated in the schedule attach- 
ed hereto. 

11. That the contributions to Benevolences be divided on the fol- 
lowing percentage basis: 

assembly's causes 



Foreign Missions 25.2 % 

Assembly's Home Missions 13.8 % 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 6. % 

Religious Education and Publication 2.25% 

Assembly's Training School .75% 

Bible Cause .5 % 



48.50% 

synod's causes 



Synod's Home Missions 10.5 % 

Orphan's Home 8.5 % 

Educational Institutions 10. % 

Union Theological Seminary 2. % 

Presbytery's Home Missions 17. % 

Religious Ed. in Synod and Work 

in Educational Institutions 3.5 % 



51.50% 



CHURCH Benevolent Apportionment Presbyterial Tax 

Alamance $ 3,278.00 $ 74.00 

Asheboro 1,110.00 25.00 

Bessemer 478.00 11.00 

Bethany 842.00 19.00 

Bethel 425.00 9.00 

Bethesda 471.00 11.00 

Bethlehem 95.00 2.00 

Brentwood 205.00 5.00 

Broadway 199.00 4.00 

Buffalo (G) 2,709.00 61.00 

Buffalo (L) 323.00 7.00 

Burlington, First 8,249.00 186.00 

Burlington, Second 684.00 15.00 

Chapel Hill 929.00 21.00 

Church of Covenant 6,164.00 139.00 

Cross Roads 936.00 21.00 

Cumnock 1. 8.00 1.00 

Cummunity 22.00 1.00 

East Burlington 291.00 6.00 

Efland 68.00 1.00 

El-Bethel 196.00 4.00 

Eno 209.00 5.00 

Euphronia . 94.00 2.00 

Fairfield 120.00 3.00 

Farmville 20.00 1.00 

Gilead 28.00 1.00 

Glenwood 807.00 18.00 

Goldston 5.00 1.00 



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CHURCH Benevolent Apportionment Presbyterial Tax 

Graham $ 4,563.00 103.00 

Greensboro, First 32,676.00 735.00 

Greenwood 179.00 4.00 

Griers 156.00 3.00 

Gulf 7.00 1.00 

Hawfields 1,376.00 31.00 

Haywood 6.00 1.00 

High Point, First 4,876.00 110.00 

Hillsboro 608.00 14.00 

Jonesboro 507.00 11.00 

Little River 270.00 6.00 

Leaksville, First 995.00 22.00 

Madison 624.00 14.00 

Mebane 2,507.00 56.00 

Milton 212.00 5.00 

Mount Vernon Springs 224.00 5.00 

New Hope 296.00 7.00 

North Eno 5.00 1.00 

Piedmont 318.00 7.00 

Pittsboro 193.00 4.00 

Pleasant Grove 210.00 5.00 

Pocket 207.00 5.00 

Red House 188.00 4.00 

Reidsville, First 3,647.00 82.00 

Riverview 235.00 5.00 

Salem 82.00 2.00 

Sanford 3,495.00 79.00 

Shiloh 452.00 10.00 

Smyrna 28.00 1.00 

Speedwell 56.00 1.00 

Springwood 372.00 8.00 

St. Andrews 449.00 10.00 

Stoneville 103.00 2.00 

Stony Creek 331.00 7.00 

Wentworth 7.00 1.00 

Westminster 2,639.00 59.00 

White Hill 299.00 7.00 

Yanceyville 467.00 10.00 



$92,771.00 $ 2,092.00 

Signed W. E. Harrop, Chairman of Committee. 



The report of the Commission to install Rev. Ches- 
ter Alexander pastor of the First Church, Burlington, 
% was admitted to record as follows: 

The Commission to install Rev. Chester Alexander as pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, N. C, met in 
the office of the Secretary of the Sunday School on the date 
appointed, November 1, 1942, at 11:00 a. m. 

Members Present: Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Chairman; Rev. 
A. V. Gibson, Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D., and Ruling Elder 
J. Harvey White of the Graham Church. 



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The Commission was led in prayer by Rev. 0. C. Williamson, 
who was appointed Secretary of the Commission. 

At the 11:00 o'clock service Dr. Hodgin presided and the ser- 
mon was preached by Rev. A. V. Gibson, "The Glory of the 
Cross," from Galatians 6:14. 

The constitutional questions to both the pastor and the con- 
gregation were asked by Dr. Hodgin. 

The charge to the pastor was delivered by Rev. 0. C. Wil- 
liamson, and to the congregation by Elder J. Harvey White. 

The installation prayer was led by Rev. D. H. Scanlon, pas- 
tor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church of Durham. 

The Commission reconvened after the service and after the 
minutes were read and approved the Commission adjourned with 
"prayer by Mr. White. 

0. C. Williamson, Secretary. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work was 
excused that it might meet. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson, Chairman of the Special Com- 
mittee on Educational Institutions, made verbal report 
which was received as information. 

The Auditing Committee reported that no business 
had come into their hands — so they had no report to 
make. 

Presbytery adopted the report and recommendations 
of the Committee on Evangelism as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

Your Committee on Evangelism does not have much to report 
that is encouraging. 

The General Assembly of 1941 instructed its Permanent Com- 
mittee on Evangelism to secure the services of a full-time Secre- 
tary of Evangelism, when and if the way be clear. The Presby- 
teries were asked to contribute at least the amount contributed in 
1938, when the Evangelistic Campaign was launched, that about 
$10,000 might be secured for the employment of a General Evan- 
gelist for the Assembly. 

In response to this request 25 Presbyteries contributed $1,393, 
which, of course, was not sufficient to carry out the instruction 
of the Assembly. 

We are glad to report that in the Assembly at large there 
was a small increase in the number of accessions by professions 
of faith in 1942 over the previous year. 

The last assembly reported 18,338 additions by profession of 
faith against 16,190 in 1941, showing a gain'of 2,148. 

We regret to report that the Synod of North Carolina and 
Orange Presbytery did not contribute to this increase. 

The number of confessions of faith was less, in both the Sy- 
nod and the Presbytery in 1942 than 1941. The Synod reported 



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only 2843 professions of faith in 1942 as against 2889 in 1941 
showing a decrease of 46. The Presbytery of Orange showed an 
even greater decrease. In 1942 the Presbytery reported 417 addi- 
tions by profession of faith as against 507 in 1941, showing a de- 
crease of 90. 

In the Synod 176 churches and in the Presbytery 20 churches 
did not report a single addition by profession of faith during the 
past year. It is evident that there is a need for greater emphasis 
on Evangelism, the chief and fundamental work of the church, 
in our Presbytery. 

We trust then the Religious Education Advance Movement in 
the Church this year will result in quickening the interest of the 
churches in Evangelism. 

TJie surveys made by the churches in connection with this* 
advance will reveal the number of people in each community 
who are now outside the church, and who should be brought in by 
the local church. 

We submit the following recommendations: 

1. That the churches of the Presbytery be urged to put forth 
special effort to reach those in their communities who are not now 
members of any church, through evangelistic services and per- 
sonal work. And that the churches which have not made a survey 
of their communities be urged to do so, that they may know these 
for whom they are responsible. 

2. That the pastors be reminded that the organization of com- 
municants classes is an excellent way to bring the young people 
of the church to an open decision for Christ. 

3. That a half hour be set aside in the morning session of 
the Spring Meeting of Presbytery for an inspirational address 
on Evangelism. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Rev. J. C. Whitley presented to Presbytery the plans 
for his church building. 

On motion, the Stated Clerk was instructed to write 
Rev. M. H. Clark and express to him the sympathy of the 
Presbytery in his recent accident involving himself and 
his two children. 

Rev. S. S. Wiley's request that he be permitted to la- 
bour outside the bounds of Presbytery, in the event he is 
accepted as Chaplain in the Navy, was granted. His resig- 
nation from the Committee on Religious Education was 
accepted and the Committee on Nominations was asked 
to name his successor. 

Presbytery recessed to reconvene at 12 :30 for the 
Communion Service. 

The Communion Service was led by Revs. A. D. Cars- 



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well and Chester Alexander, assisted by the following: 
Ruling Elders : K. E. Seymour, John A. Dalrymple, J. M. 
Willcox, and J. W. Simpson, and Presbytery took recess 
until 2 :15 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Rev. S. S. Wiley made report for the Committee on 
Religious Education on Regional Young People's Confer- 
ences, and also on Sunday School Extension. The report 
was received as information. 

Rev. Frank S. Jones presented letter of dismission 
from King's Mountain Presbytery and asked to be re- 
ceived by Orange Presbytery that he might accept the 
call from the Asheboro Church. 

The Stated Clerk read letter of commendation from 
the Stated Clerk of King's Mountain Presbytery. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work re- 
ported recommending that the Call from the Asheboro 
Church for the pastoral services of Rev. Frank S. Jones, 
at a salary of $2340 per year with manse and annuity 
payments, be found in order. 

Also that the Call for pastoral services of Rev. G. L. 
Whitley from the Bethel Church at salary of $900 and 
manse, provided annuity payments are included, be found 
in order. 

Presbytery adopted the recommendations. 

Rev. Frank S. Jones was received pending his exam- 
ination, and Presbytery proceeded to examine him ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order, which examination 
being sustained as satisfactory, Rev. Frank S. Jones was 
ordered enrolled after signing the obligation. 

The Call from the Asheboro Church having been 
found in order was placed in Mr. Jones' hands and he 
signified his acceptance of the same. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Installations as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS 

That the following Commission be appointed to install Rev. 
Frank S. Jones pastor of the Asheboro Presbyterian Church on 
January 24, 1943, at 7:30 p. m. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions. 



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Rev. O. C. Williamson to preach the sermon. 
Eev. E. E. Gillespie to charge the pastor. 

Ruling Elder John A. Kellenberger to charge the congregation. 
Alternates: Rev. R. M. Williams, and Ruling Elder Z. I. 
Walser. Two ministers and one elder to constitute a quorum. 

S. S. Wiley, 
J. S. Cook, 
K. E. Seymour, 

Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

On Commitee on Orphans' Home (1944) to take the place of 
Rev. E. L. Beall, dismissed to another Presbytery: Rev. 0. W. 
Perrell. 

To fill vacancy on Special Committee on Educational Institu- 
tions : Rev. N. N. Fleming. 

On Auditing Committee to take place of Mr. J. B. Neely and 
Mr. Don Alexander, resigned: Mr. I. C. Crawford, and Mr. C. E. 
Kerchner. 

A. V. Gibson, Chairman. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie made report for the Defense Ser- 
vice Work, and the Emergency Heme Mission offering 
which was accepted as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Special 
Committee on Expenses of Committees : 

That Presbytery authorize the Chairman of such Committees, 
which have need of stenographic help and postage, to incur such 
expenses, and same to be repaid by the Treasurer of Presbytery. 

M. S. Huske, 
J. C, Whitley, 
W. A. Pate, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Amendments to Book of Church 
Order approved and sent to Presbyteries for Advice and 
Consent made report: That both amendments be ap- 
proved. 

The report was adopted and the Amendments approv- 
ed as follows : 

Proposed Amendments to the Book of Church Order Approved 
By The 1942 General Assembly And Sent Down To The 
Presbyteries For Their Advice And Consent 

Amending Paragraph 122 (as amended by 1940 Assembly) by 
the addition of the following sentence after the end of the third 
sentence in first paragraph : 



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"All names submitted to the committee on call of a pastor 
from any source shall be submitted to the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His work with information as to the source of the sug- 
gestion, for their consideration and advice." (See page 92 of 1942 
Assembly Minutes.) 

The entire paragraph will then read as follows: 
"Every church should be under the pastoral oversight of a 
minister and, when vacant, shall promptly proceed to elect a pas- 
tor in the following manner: TJie session shall call a Congrega- 
tional meeting to convene at the regular place of worship to elect 
a Nominating Committee representative of the whole congrega- 
tion, whose duty it shall be to nominate a minister to the con- 
gregation for election as pastor. Public notice of the time, place 
and purpose of the meeting shall be given at least one week prior 
to the time of the meeting. The Nominating Committee shall con- 
fer with Presbytery's Commission on the Minister and His Work as 
provided in paragraph 76-a. All names submitted to the commit- 
tee on call of a pastor from any source shall be submitted to the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work with information as to 
the source of the suggestion, for their consideration and advice. 
When the Committee is ready to report it shall notify the session, 
which shall call a Congregational meeting at the regular place of 
worship for the purpose of acting on the report of the Nominat- 
ing Committee. Public notice of the time, place and purpose of the 
meeting shall be given at least one week prior to the time of the 
meeting. The same procedure shall be followed in the selection of 
an associate pastor." 

Addition of paragraph 303 which reads as follows: (see page 
124 of Minutes) : 

"The status of a minister who has been divested of his office 
without censure and assigned to membership in a particular church 
shall be the same as that of any other member. If he should desire 
to re-enter the ministry he shall proceed by seeking to place him- 
self under care of presbytery, which should ordinarily be the 
presbytery that has jurisdiction over the church of which he is 
a member. The procedure contained in the Book of Church Order 
concerning the reception of candidates shall apply in every parti- 
cular in his case. Before receiving him the presbytery shall also 
make inquiry into his Christian character, his previous record as a 
minister and his motives for seeking to re-enter the ministry. If 
satisfied the presbytery may receive him and after thorough ex- 
amination license him, and thereafter when he has received a call 
to a definite work may ordain him if it should seem wise to the 
presbytery. The requirements for licensure and ordination shall be 
those set forth in the Book of Church Order." 

Presbytery, by a rising vote, adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS OF THANKS 

Orange Presbytery wishes to express its appreciation to the 
Pastor and People of the First Presbyterian Church of Greens- 
boro for the comforts and conveniences placed at our disposal, that 
have enabled us to perform our work efficiently and pleasantly. 

C. M. Jones, Chairman. 



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Presbytery accepted the invitation extended by the 
Reidsville Church to hold the Spring Meeting there. Also 
the invitation from the Bethany Church to meet there in 
July was accepted. 

Rev. Robert Knox, D. D., of the Presbytery of Brazos, 
was introduced and enrolled as a visiting brother. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned with a hymn, and prayer by the Modera- 
tor, to meet in the First Presbyterian Church of Reids- 
ville on Tuesday, April 13th, 1943, at 10:00 A. M. 

A. D. Carswell, Moderator, 

,S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Reidsville, N. C., April 13, 1943. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 347th Stated 
Session on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Reidsville, N. C, at 10 :00 a^ m., and was con- 
stituted with prayer and the singing of a hymn. 

The opening sermon was preached by the retiring 
Moderator, Rev. A. D. Carswell, on the subject "Three 
Dynamic Views of Paul," using the texts found in Acts 
9:6: "Lord what wilt Thou have me to do"? Philippians 
3:13: "This one thing I do" and Philippians 4:13 "I can 
do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 

The roll call showed the following to be present : 

Ministers Elders Churches 

Chester Alexander Carl L. Garrison Burlington First 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

A. D. Carswell . J. M. Willcox Euphronia 

E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

D. T. Harrington White Hill 

Hayes Clark _D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook S. W. Hughes Eno 

C. G. Waddell Fairfield 

T. V. Walker Little River 

A. P. Dickson C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose H. F. Latta Hillsboro 

H. H. Strayhorn New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton __C. W. Stanford Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming E. J. Evans Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson W. T. Smith Sanford 

W. E. Harrop M. E. Yount Graham 

J. A. Foust Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D. D Robert E. Labberton Madison 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske D, E, Purcell Reidsville 

Chas. M. Jones F. H. Edmister Chapel Hill 

Frank S. Jones James B. Neely Asheboro 

W. P. Jones J. H. Dick Westminster 

J. M. Millard J. R. Andrew Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D. D J. S. McAlister Greensboro First 

W. A. Pate Jno. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

O. W. Perrell B. B. Oakes Burlington Second 

Ben McCulloch Stony Creek 

D. A. Swicord W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

W. T. Thompson, D. D 



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Ministers Elders 



Churches 



J. S. Walkup S. C. Maynard___ 

J. C. Whitley W. J. Baughn___. 

Roy F. Whitley W. F. Henderson 



East Burlington 
.Leaksville First 



Yanceyville 



Ursell E. Paschal 
C. C. Smith 



Bethesda 

Griers 

Bessemer 



K. L. Whittington C. M. McLean 

R. Murphy Williams John C. Cutts 

O. C. Williamson, D. D H. L. Brown_ 



__ Covenant 
High Point 



W. H. Paisley. 

R. Holman 

F. M. Clack__. 
T. C. Edwards 
T. W. Jones. 
S. C. Stewart. 



__ Piedmont 
__ Speedwell 
Springwood 



._El^Bethel 
Greenwood 



Bethel 



30 



46 



Rev. Charles M. Jones was elected Moderator by- 
standing vote, and Rev. J. C. Whitley was elected Tem- 
porary Clerk. 

Communications were read from Rev. B. R. Lacy, 
D.D., concerning the work of the Defense Service Coun- 
cil, greetings from Rev. Wade C. Smith, and from Evan- 
gelistic Singer, Mr. M. J. Mclnnis, all of which were re- 
ceived as information. 

From Rev. Jonas Barclay asking that he be excused 
from this meeting of Presbytery and granted permission 
to labour without the bounds of Presbytery, both of 
which were granted. 

From Mr. H. M. Brimm acknowledging receipt of 
bound Minutes of Presbytery, Vol. 9, letter found on 
page 186. 

From Chaplain E. H. Clarke, which was received with 
interest and Presbytery instructed Rev. E. C. Hodgin, 
who read the letter, to reply, bearing the affectionate 
greetings of the Presbytery. 

The Committee on Orders made the following report, 
which, with the Docket, was adopted : 

The report on Evangelism at 11:30. Recess at 12:00 m., fol- 
lowed at 12:05 p. m., by the Communion Service, conducted by 
Rev. C. M. Jones, who would bring the devotional meditation, and 
Rev. C. F. Myers and Rev. W. T. Thompson, assisted by the fol- 
lowing Ruling Elders: C. C. Smith, D. L. Alston, Carl L. Garri- 
son, W. T. Smith, J. Sam White, W. F. Henderson, James B. Neely, 
C. E. Kerchner, H. L. Brown, J. H. Dick, Robert E. Labberton and 
J. S. McAlister. Take recess for lunch at 12:45 p. m., and recon- 
vene at 2 :00 p. m. 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
347th Stated Session 
First Presbyterian Church 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Tuesday, April 13th, 1943, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 

1. Presbytery constituted with Prayer; Sermon by Rev. A. D. 
Carswell. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report on Orders — Huske: Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Communion Service. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees (3 members unless stat- 
ed otherwise) 

(1) Installations (4) Nominations — 5 members 

(2) Auditing (5) Thanks 

(3) Statistical (6) Minutes of Synod 

(7) Sessional Records — Chairman (Elected) — with 5 others. 

8. Candidates Received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister & His Work — Fleming. 

11. Special Committee on Training School — Harrop. 

12. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

13. Historical Sketch of Reidsville Church — Huske. 

14. Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

15. Report of Executive Committees — 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Swicord. 

(3) Christian Education & Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Religious Education — Wiley. 

(5) Woman's Work — Carswell. 

(6) Stewardship — Every Member Canvass — Harrop. 

(7) Bible, Sabbath & Family Religion — Hawley. 

16. Report of Standing Committees. 

17. Report of Treasurer — Hodgin. 

18. Report of Permanent Committees — 

(1) Auditing — Crawford. 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

19. Report of Commission to install Rev. Frank S. Jones — Hodgin. 

20. Report of Defense Service Council — Gibson. 

21. Election of Commissioners to General Assembly. 

22. Announcement of Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

23. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 11 A. M. Stewardship Committee Report. 

2 P. M. Reception of Candidates. 



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Rev. M. S. Huske called attention to the memorial tab- 
let placed in the rear of the Church in memory of Dr. 
D. I. Craig. 

Presbytery heard the following report: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON ARREARS IN 
PRESBYTERIAL TAX 

In October, 1938, Orange Presbytery appointed the following 
Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax: Tjie Stated Clerk, 
Treasurer, Rev. W. E. Harrop, with Elders J. J. Phoenix and Mc- 
Bride Holt to visit the churches in arrears in Presbyterial Tax 
and effect an adjustment, the quorum two ministers and one elder. 

At that time 47 churches were in arrears 1931-38 to an amount 
over $3,000.00, and Presbytery owed large sums to the General 
Assembly and Synod. 

Since that time practically all of the churches have paid in 
full or an adjusted amount; some few have at the order of Pres- 
bytery had their arrears cancelled, and $1,722.50 has been collected 
and the General Assembly and Synod have been paid. 

This has been due to the splendid cooperation of the Churches 
for which the Commission wishes to record its thanks. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

The report was adopted and the Commission dis- 
charged. 

Rev. A. D. Carswell presented Mrs. C. E. Kerchner. 
President of the Woman's Auxiliary of Orange Presby- 
terial, who read the following report: 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

In reviewing the forty-sixth year of Woman's Work in Orange 
Presbytery, we find growth and development in many phases of 
endeavor. With a world at war and many of our members moving 
from place to place our enrolment this year of 4946 shows a loss 
of 243 members. 

We are happy to report two new Auxiliaries (Smyrna, organ- 
ized June 27th, and Pleasant Grove, organized March 7th), into 
our family. Leaksville and Spray have united to become the First 
Presbyterian Church of Leaksville, and Gulf Auxiliary found it 
necessary to disband, so our active Auxiliaries now number fifty 
six. 

The 4156 members enlisted the past year constitute a great 
army of women who are faithfully trying to fulfil Christ's plan 
through service in His church. The women of many Auxiliaries 
are responsible for having the Bible taught in public schools. 

We regret a small decrease in Bible Readers, prayer Groups, 
and Number of Women Reading the Heme and Foreign Mission 
Books. However, we are grateful and encouraged by an increase 
in members having Family Altars, Tithers, and Users of "Das'" 



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By Day" devotional, and Survey readers. These are most encou- 
raging signs of Spiritual growth. 

More than fifty women attended the Woman's Auxiliary 
Training School at Montreat in July, including the four District 
Chairmen and Counselor for Business Women. Many Auxiliaries 
cooperated in sending young people to conferences and in conduct- 
ing Vacation Bible Schools. Our work with the Negroes is steadily 
advancing by sending colored delegates to the Christian Conference 
at Winston-Salem for training to work with children in their own 
churches. 

We rejoice over the fine Group Conferences held by the four 
District Chairmen. This year the Counselor for Business Women 
had a meeting in each district instead of one for the entire Pres- 
bytery as in former years. These supper meetings proved a great 
success. More than 800 women attended, and an offering of 
$143.80 taken at these meetings was sent to our own church 
schools. 

For the eighth consecutive year we have been 100% in the 
Birthday Offering and White Cross work. We are truly grateful 
for the increase in Auxiliaries promoting Christian Social Service. 
Most of our women are doing some form of Red Cross work — em- 
ploying untold thousands of hours making surgical dressings, sew- 
ing and knitting. Our women are doing outstanding work for the 
soldiers in camps nearby, and for the boys from their own churches 
who are in service. 

Two special projects have held our interest the past year, the 
Flora Macdonald Recreational Hall fund and the work for our 
soldiers. Our quota for Flora Macdonald is $250 and to date we 
have contributed $243.76. Our total contributions for the year a- 
mounted to $35,007, an increase of $251 over last year. 

As we enter a new year we realize that we must constantly 
face the necessity for adjustments in our usual program of service 
due to world conditions. National defense work, service activities, 
and home conditions all make more difficult our tasks. It is all the 
more important that Christians stand together in their emphasis 
on the major and vital things of life. This is a definite part of the 
most important defense program — Spiritual Defense. We need 
more faith, hope and love, and more prayer. May God grant us 
knowledge of His will as to what is our major task. This year as 
never before, let us indeed "be about our Father's business" — 
striving earnestly to enlist every woman within the bounds of our 
Presbytery in study and service for Christ. — Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, 
President. 

Presbytery adopted the report with the following re- 
commendations : 

1. That Presbytery record its most grateful appreciation for the 
splendid report of the Woman's Auxiliary of Orange Presbyterial. 

2. That we most heartily commend the Auxiliary for its effici- 
ency in the prosecution of all its work in the various departments 
and the fine progress made during the year. 

3. That Rev. D. A. Swicord be appointed to bear greetings to 
the Presbyterial from the Presbytery. 

A. D. Carswell, Chairman. 



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Rev. W. E. Harrop made verbal report for the Spe- 
cial Committee on the Assembly's Training School and 
asked that the Committee be dissolved on the grounds 
that the campaign for funds for the Training School had 
closed. The request was granted. 

Rev. W. T. Thompson reported that the work at Un- 
ion Theological Seminary was going forward unusually 
well under existing conditions and requested the prayers 
of the Presbytery for that institution. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
(Presented by Rev. R. Murphy Williams) 

Orange Presbytery overtures the General Assembly of The 
Presbyterian Church in the United States, meeting in Montreat, 
N. C., May 27, 1943, to take immediate steps to put on a three 
months weekly radio program throughout the South during our 
next ecclesiastical year. 

We are convinced that this would be a means of grace not 
only to our own communion but to other communions and to multi- 
tudes of unreached people. 

Mr. R. D. Hughes was elected Temporary Chairman 
of the Committee on Sessional Records (to fill vacancy) 
for this meeting of Presbytery and the matter of naming 
a Permanent Chairman was referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made verbal report for the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism and stated that two young men had 
been secured to work in the Synod this summer who 
would be available for meetings in churches desiring 
their services. 

Under report of this Committee, Rev. Chester Alex- 
ander delivered an inspiring challenge on the subject 
"Preparing to Evangelize" based on the first chapter of 
Acts. The report was received as information. 

The moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Installations — J. S. Cook, W. M. Baker, and Elder J. Sam 
White; 

Auditing — Elders James B. Neelv, Robert Labberton, and J. 
H. Dick; 

Statistical— W. A. Pate, 0. W. Perrell, and Elder S. W. 

Hughes ; 



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Sessional Records (In addition to R. D. Hughes, Chairman.) 
— A. D. Carswell, L. T. Edgerton, Elders Carl L. Garrison, John 

C. Cutts, and J. C. Edwards; 

Thanks — W. T. Thompson, D. A. Swkord, and Elder F. H. 
Edmister. 

Minutes of Synod — A. P. Dickson, J. S. Walkup, and Elder 
M. E. Yount; 

Nominations — R. F. Whitley, J. M. Millard, R. M. Williams, 
and Elders H. F. Latta, and D. E. Shaw. 

After a brief recess the Sacrament of the 'Lord's Sup- 
per was observed : 

Rev. C. M. Jones led a brief Communion Medita- 
tion and a hymn was sung, after which the service was 
conducted by Revs. W. T. Thompson, and C. F. Myers, 
assisted by the following Ruling Elders: C. C. Smith, 

D. L. Alston, Carl L. Garrison, W. T. Smith, J. Sam 
White, W. F. Henderson, James B. Neely, C. E. Kerchner, 
H. L. Brown, J. H. Dick, Robert E. Labberton, and J. S. 
McAlister. This service closed the morning Session. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and was called 
to order by Rev. W. E. Harrop, acting at the request of 
the Moderator. 

While Rev. A. V. Gibson presided, Rev. W. E. Harrop 
presented the report on the Every Member Canvass, 
which was incomplete, and proposed the following ap- 
portionment to the Churches for the Defense Service 
Council which was adopted : 

APPORTIONMENT FOR DEFENSE SERVICE COUNCIL 

CHURCH AMOUNT 

1. Alamance $ 167.00 

2. Asheboro 56.00 

3. Bessemer 24.00 

4. Bethany 43.00 

5. Bethel 21.00 

6. Bethesda 25.00 

7. Bethlehem 5.00 

8. Brentwood 10.00 

9. Broadway 10.00 

10. Buffalo (G) 137.00 

11. Buffalo (L) 16.00 

12. Burlington, First 1 417.00 

13. Burlington, Second 35.00 

14. Chapel Hill 47.00 

15. Church of Covenant 311.00 

16. Cross Roads 47.00 



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Apportionment For Defense Service Council — Continued 



CHURCH AMOUNT 

17. Cumnock $ 1.00 

18. Community 1.00 

19. East Burlington 15.00 

20. Efland 3.00 

21. El-Bethel . 10.00 

22. Eno 11.00 

23. Euphronia 5.00 

24. Fairfield^ 6.00 

25. Farmville 1.00 

26. Gilead 1.00 

27. Glenwood 41.00 

28. Goldston 1.00 

29. Graham 230.00 

30. Greensboro, First 1650.00 

31. Greenwood 9.00 

32. Griers 8.00 

33. Gulf 1.00 

34. Hawfields 69.00 

35. Haywood 1.00 

36. High Point, First 256.00 

37. Hillsboro 31.00 

38. Jonesboro 26.00 

39. Little River 14.00 

40. Leaksville 50.00 

41. Madison 32.00 

42. Mebane 127.00 

43. Milton 11.00 

44. Mt. Vernon Springs 11.00 

45. New Hope 15.00 

46. North Eno 1.00 

47. Piedmont 16.00 

48. Pittsboro 10.00 

49. Pleasant Grove 11.00 

50. Pocket 10.00 

51. Red House 9.00 

52. Reidsville, First 184.00 

53. Riverview 12.00 

54. Salem 4.00 

55. Shiloh 22.00 

56. Smyrna 1.00 

57. Speedwell 3.00 

58. Springwood 19.00 

59. St. Andrews 23.00 

60. Stoneville 5.00 

61. Stony Creek 1 17.00 

62. Sanford 176.00 

63. Wentworth 1.00 

64. Westminster 133.00 

65. White Hill 15.00 

66. Yanceyville 24.00 



$4,704.00 



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Rev. A. V. Gibson presented report of the work of the 
Defense Service Council and the plan under which North 
Carolina is now included with the work of the General 
Assembly, and gave the information that 90% of the 
funds raised in North Carolina for this cause will be 
spent in our Synod, and urged that the fund be raised 
on Mother's Day. The report was adopted. 

Rev. M. S. Huske., pastor of the host Church, intro- 
duced Mrs. Scott Fillman, Historian of the Auxiliary of 
the Reidsville Church, who read the following sketch of 
the Church which was ordered printed in our minutes: 

A CONDENSED SKETCH OF HISTORY OF THE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Read By 

Mrs. Scott Fillman Before Orange Presbytery 
April 13, 1943 

Reidsville, North Carolina 

Reverend Jacob Doll, prominent in the early history of Reids- 
ville Presbyterian Church, was born in Martinsburg, West Virgin- 
ia, in 1812. He came to North Carolina in 1842 and the next year 
was ordained by Orange Presbytery as Pastor and supply. While 
serving as Pastor of Yanceyville and Bethesda churches in Caswell 
County, he preached occasionally in Reidsville in a warehouse or 
a Methodist church. 

In 1872 a church building was started under the leadership of 
Mr. R. P. Richardson, Sr., with Mr. J. M. Walker as builder. The 
work progressed slowly, but the church was completed in 1874. It 
stood on the lot now occupied by the Belvedere Hotel. Like most 
churches of that day there was only one large room, with a gallery 
facing the pulpit, a tall steeple with a sweet-toned bell. 

The building was poorly heated by two large stoves and light- 
ed by kerosene lamps in chandeliers. Sunday School classes met 
in groups in this auditorium. 

In 1874, Mr. Doll moved his family to Reidsville and his minis- 
try began with bright prospects. 

The Reidsville Presbyterian church was organized by Rever- 
end J. C. Alexander and Reverend Jacob Doll on January 15, 1875, 
with 22 charter members. Thirteen came from Bethesda, four 
from Wentworth in this county, two from the state of Maine, two 
from Greensboro, one from Concord. Soon members were added 
from Madison, Speedwell and Leaksville churches. 

On April 27, 1878, Reverend Jacob Doll died suddenly while 
attending Orange Presbytery at New Bern, North Carolina. He 
was buried at Bethesda. 

His successor was Reverend David Irvin Craig. He came to 
Reidsville as stated supply on July 7, 1878. He continued in this 
relation until June, 1879, when he was ordained and installed Pas- 
tor for one-half of his time. In June, 1886, he became Pastor for 



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three-fourths of his time and in July, 1890, for all of his time. 
Thus began the ministry of Reverend David Irvin Craig. 

He reorganized old Speedwell church where he often preach- 
ed. He also preached at Wentworth and at Oak Forest, a small 
church near the Virginia line, now a Primitive Baptist Church. 

From 1915 to 1918 Dr. Craig was assisted by his son, Rever- 
end Carl B. Craig, as Co-pastor. Carl was called to Laurinburg 
and accepted the pastorate there, later going to Suffolk, Virginia. 
In the diary of Doctor D. I. Craig are found various items of gifts 
and improvements to the church property. 

In 1885, a study was built on the same lot with the .church. 
Electric lights were first used in the church November, 1892. 

In 1893 the Manse was moved from Gilmer Street to Main. 

In 1921, Dr. Craig resigned as Pastor after 43 years of active 
service and four years as Pastor Emeritus. He died February 9, 
1925. 

In November, 1921, Reverend Marion Strange Huske was cal- 
led and began his ministry. He has successfully continued in his 
work since that time. 

In December 1919, the congregation chose this lot and voted 
to erect a new house of worship. Work was begun in April 1920. 
The walls and roof of the entire building were completed and the 
Sunday School department finished in April, 1921. After a year's 
cessation, building was resumed, and in 1922 it was completed. 

In June of that year Mr. R. P. Richardson died, casting a 
gloom over the congregation. It was largely his leadership and 
liberality that made this building possible. 

Mr. Francis Womack was secretary of the Building Commit- 
tee. In addition to his interest in this work, his services as organ- 
ist and of his wife, Mamie S. Womack, as choir leader for many 
years, have been invaluable. 

In September 1922, the church was opened for the first public 
worship. 

By the congregation investing in Building and Loan and a gift 
of $10,000 by Mrs. Sadie Sloan Watt, the church was out of debt 
by 1935. On May 5, the dedication service was held; Dr. B. R. 
Lacy of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, was 
the speaker at the morning service. Dr. Carl B. Craig was the 
speaker at the evening service. 

Many beautiful memorials have been presented to the church 
since its completion, and during the past two years great improve- 
ments have made the north wing very attractive. 

From a church of 22 members in 1875 the roll now contains 
443 names. 

There is a progressive Sunday School under the leadership 
of Mr. J. Ed Lewis. 

There is an active Auxiliary with Mrs. J. L. Saunders, Presi- 
dent. 

This church has had devoted members who did work in Mill 
Village and small county churches. With Supreme help we hope 
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Presbytery adopted the following report on Presby- 
tery's Home Mission: 

The Home Mission Committee of Orange Presbytery is serv- 
ing twenty-five organized churches, forming nine separate pas- 
torates. One group of churches, the Little River group, will be- 
come fully self-supporting, beginning with the present church 
year. Another group of churches was added to our Home Mission 
field the first of January 1943, namely, the Buffalo (L) group of 
which Rev. A. D. Carswell is pastor. 

Encouraging results have been reported from most of our 
fields this year. There has been a gratifying increase over last 
year in the number of accessions to the church, both by letter and 
by profession of faith. 

Three fields have been without regular pastors for the great- 
er part of the year, but have been supplied with preaching most of 
the time. Shiloh and Piedmont have been without a pastor since 
the resignation of Rev. J. Earl Adkins last June, but Mr. J. E. 
- Williams and Mr. B. H. Wolf, officers in the First Church of Bur- 
lington, have conducted services for these churches every Sunday 
that they did not have visiting ministers. We are ver^ grateful to 
Mr. Williams and Mr. Wolf for the assistance they have rendered 
our work during the year. 

Riverview and El Bethel have been vacant since last Septem- 
ber, but Rev. John C. Whitley has preached for El Bethel on Sun- 
day nights during the winter months, and Riverview has been fair- 
ly well supplied by visiting ministers. 

The Gulf group of Churches have been without a pastor since 
last September, but the Superintendent and visiting ministers have 
conducted services for them as often as arrangements could be 
made. Rev. Hayes Clark has supplied the Farmville church once 
a month during the winter. We are hoping to secure Mr. Carl 
May, a Middler of U. T. Seminary, to supply the Gulf field this 
summer. 

One important feature of our work during the past year has 
been the improvement in church buildings. The Gulf church, which 
was in great need of repairs, has been recovered, replastered, re- 
painted inside and out and redecorated, and now is a beautiful 
auditorium. Mr. Lacy Sharpe, a member of the Home Mission 
Committee, generously donated the paint for this building. 

The Wentworth church, which was in a dilapidated condition, 
is now being repaired and will be an attractive church when the 
work is completed. The people of the church and community con- 
tributed liberally to these improvements. The Committee offered to 
give a dollar for every dollar they would raise, and in a very short 
time they had collected five hundred dollars. The church is now 
planning to add three Sunday School rooms, and has requested the 
Home Mission Committee to contribute dollar for dollar on these 
rooms. 

The Bessemer church has completed some rooms in the base- 
ment of their church building, and will repaint and redecorate the 
church auditorium and put down a new carpet. It is expected that 
this church will have an increaseed attendance because of the new 
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We have received from the Home Mission Emergency Fund 
$840.70, which will be used in starting new work. The Committee 
will cooperate with the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington 
in ministering to the new community that is being established near 
the air plane factory in Burlington. The Fairchild Aircraft Cor- 
poration is now finishing one hundred homes for its employees, and 
has purchased twenty acres of land in that section for additional 
homes. The people will move into these homes in about sixty days, 
and we will soon determine the character of the work to be under- 
taken and its location. 

We want to thank the churches, auxiliaries and Sunday schools 
for their generous support of our Home Mission work during the 
past year. We have had a good year financially as the following 
report of the Treasurer indicates. 

Report Of Treasurer Of Home Mission Committee Of Orange 



Presbytery 

Balance from last year $ 2,592.50 

Total receipts for the year 1942-43 7,960.97 



Total $10,553.47 

Disbursements : 

Salary of Workers $ 3,494.89 

Travel expenses 217.55 

Annuity Dues 199.41 

Paid E. E. Gillespie (one-third S. & P.) 84.58 

Wentworth Church Improvements 500.00 

Bessemer Church Improvements 50.00 

Gulf Church Improvements 412.22 

Hayes Clark (Hospital expense) 50.00 

Office expense 20.60 

J. W. Walkup Travel expense 5.00 

Balance in Security National Bank 5,519.22 



Total $10,553.47 



C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 

This large balance is due to two facts; first, the large number 
of vacant fields for the past two years, and second, the increase 
in the offerings of the churches and Auxiliaries during the past 
year. The following churches deserve special mention for having 
paid in full, or overpaid, their apportionment to this cause, viz: 
Alamance, Bethany, Church of the Covenant, Efland, Graham, 
Greenwood, Hawfields, High Point 1st., Hillsboro, Mebane, New 
Hope, Reidsville, Salem, Shiloh, Pittsboro, and Sanford. 

The Home Mission Committee submits to the Presbytery the 
following recommendations : 

1. That the following budget be adopted for 1943-44, subject to 
change by the Committee as circumstances may require : 



Pittsboro Group $ 690.00 

Buffalo (L) Group 300.00 

Milton Group 600.00 

Greenwood Group 600.00 

Bessemer 900.00 



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East Burlington $ 600.00 

Shiloh-Piedmont 600.00 

Riverview-El Bethel 700.00 

Gulf Group 1000.00 

Superintendent's Salary 1500.00 

Travel expense 300.00 

Office Expense 14.00 

Annuity Dues 396.00 

New Work 1000.00 

Building and repairs 1000.00 



Total $10,000.00 



2. That a special supplementary offering be taken on the se- 
cond Sunday of June in Churches, Auxiliaries, Sunday Schools, 
and Young Peoples' organizations for Synod's and Presbytery's 
Home Mission, one-third of the offering to go to Synod's Home Mis- 
sions and two-thirds to Presbytery's Home Missions. The entire 
offering to be sent to Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Treas., and he will send 
one-third of it to Dr. Gillespie. 

3. That all of our Home Missions churches endeavor by Evan- 
gelistic meetings and by personal work to secure additions to the 
church by profession of faith. 

4. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be elected Superintendent and Trea- 
surer for another year at a salary of $1500.00 and traveling ex- 
penses. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. Millard, Chairman, 

C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent. 

The Presbytery authorized the Committee on Home 
Missions to pay a bonus of $50.00 to each Home Mission 
Pastor receiving aid from the Committee and that the 
salary of Rev. C. E. Hodgin be increased $300.00 for 
the current year (1943-1944). 

Rev. D. A. Swicord thanked Presbytery for the help 
given the Glenwood Church when their building was 
lost by fire. 

He requested the continued interest and prayers of 
the Presbytery and asked for permission to solicit help 
from the churches of the Presbytery in raising the $15,000 
necessary to rebuild. This request was granted and the ap- 
peal endorsed. 

The Commission on The Minister and His Work had 
no report to make. 

Rev. D. A. Swicord presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions, to which was added the fol- 
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That the Assembly's Committee be thanked by Orange 
Presbytery for the liquidation of their debt. 

The report including the amendment was then adopt- 
ed and follows: 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions respectfully submits 
the following report: 

First, we record thanks unto Almighty God for open hearts 
and a new world vision on the part of the church at large, and 
for the larger number of churches in our presbytery which have 
invited missionaries to present the claims of the gospel and the 
work of their various fields. 

Second, it is with great thanksgiving that we acknowledge a 
report from our Executive Committee stating that our foreign 
missions debt of over thirty years standing is paid in full. 

Third, that sixty-five thousand dollars has been set aside for 
the equipping and undertaking advanced work in Africa. 

Fourth, that a hundred thousand dollars has been set aside 
for the reoccupation fund to be used for the work in the far east 
when the war is over. 

Fifth, that in spite of much travel, world disorder and war, 
there is no loss of life reported among the missionaries this year 
and that the hearts of men in all of our fields are still open and 
sensitive to the gospel of Christ. 

Recommendations : 

We recommend, first, a continued zealous effort on the part 
of every church in the Presbytery to secure missionaries from 
our various fields to present their work. 

Second, we suggest that all churches, small and large, make 
applications for speakers to the Nashville office, Dr. H. Kerr 
Taylor, Box 330, Nashville, Tenn. Your committee, however, stands 
ready to serve in any way they can to promote the interest in 
foreign missions. 

Third, we recommend that regional groups plan and promote 
schools of missions throughout the Presbytery. 

Fourth, we recommend that one hour be set aside at the next 
meeting of Presbytery for a popular meeting on Foreign Missions. 

Fifth, that the Assembly's Foreign Mission Committee be 
thanked by Orange Presbytery for the liquidation of their debt. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. A. Swicord, Chairman. 

Rev. R. F. Whitley made report for the Committee 
on Religious Education giving information about the sum- 
mer conferences as follows ; Senior Conference to be held 
at Peace College June 8-14, at cost of $9.50, this confer- 
ence held jointly with Albemarle and Granville Presby- 
teries. 

Pioneer Conference at Peace College June 21-25 at a 



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cost of $8.00 or $8.50. It was announced that an offering 
for Synod's Religious Education would be taken next 
Sunday. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson made verbal report on Sy- 
nod's Religious Education. These reports were received 
as information. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Nominating 
Committee and filled vacancies as follows : 

Treasurer, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, re-elected (1946) ; Financial 
Agent, Rev. E. E. Gillespie, re-elected (1946) ; Trustee Davidson 
College, Rev. M. S. Huske, re-elected (1947); Trustees Flora Mac- 
donald College, Revs. O. C. Williamson, C. F. Myers, N. N. Flem- 
ing and Mr. Stephen White, re-elected (1946) ; Trustees Glade 
Valley High School, Jas. N. Benton, C. C. McLean, Paul Ingle, re- 
elected (1945) ; Trustee Hawfields Anniversary Fund, McBride 
Holt re-elected (1944); Presbytery's Home Missions Committee, 
Rev. R. M. Williams, C. W. Perry, W. L. Sharpe, re-elected (1946) ; 
Foreign Missions, P. N. Pritchett, re-elected (1946) ; Assembly's and 
Synod's Home Missions, A. G. Carter, re-elected (1946) ; Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief, Dr. Henry Louis Smith, re-elected 
(1946) ; Religious Education, Revs. Frank Jones, S. W. DuBose, 
Mr. R, D. Hughes, re-elected (1946); Rev. N. N. Fleming (1944); 
Woman's Work, Mr. W. F. Henderson, re-elected (1946) ; Educa- 
tional Institutions, Mr. J. Sam White, re-elected (1946) ; Orphans' 
Home, Mr. E. A. Ranson, re-elected (1946); Bible Cause, Sabbath 
and Family Religion, Mr. C. P. Robertson (1946) ; Stewardship, 
Rev. W. E. Harrop, re-elected (1946), Mr. D. E. Shaw (1946); 
Chairman Sessional Records Committee, Mr. R. D. Hughes (1945). 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE, SABBATH 
OBSERVANCE, AND FAMILY RELIGION 

Bible Cause 

Publication and distribution of Bibles, Testaments and portions 
of Scripture continue to increase. To this cause our denomination 
contributed $13,331.00 last year, an increase of more than $2000.00 
over 1941-42. Orange Presbytery contributed $266.00 in 1941-42. 
This is more than $100.00 less than for the previous year. 

The increasing number of men in the armed forces, and the 
growing number of women in auxiliary organizations in every 
branch of the armed service call for additional distribution and 
for larger contributions. 

D. V. B. Schools are doing splendid work, but /Bible study in 
all departments of church work needs stressing. Bible study in 
homes is needed too. 

Sabbath Observance 

Wide-spread desecration of the Sabbath is evident. A solu- 
tion of the problem would give a needed day of rest, and would 



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remove a real cause of spiritual impoverishment. The Church and 
society at large would profit greatly. 

Family Eeligion 

A little more than 10% of our families are reported as having 
family altars, some improvement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. Hawley, 
A. D. Carswell, 

Committee. 

Presbytery heard the following : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

1. Total gifts of the Church to this great cause for the present 
year were $267,285.59, an increase over last year of $34,650.66. 
Orange Presbytery gave $5162.01 of this amount, $1484.04 increase 
over last year. 

2. We have 528 homes in our church receiving aid from this 
fund. This is a decrease of 20 homes over last year. This number 
of homes will continue to decrease at an increasingly rapid rate 
till we will have no or little ministerial relief and all homes will 
be supported through the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

3. The Ministers' Annuity Fund has now had three years of 
happy experience. A grateful Church gave in cash and pledges 
$3,000,000.00 as an accrued liability fund and less than $250,000 
of this amount is now outstanding. All pledges are now due. Orange 
Presbytery still has $6627.00 in unpaid pledges. It will take every 
dollar pledged to make this plan work, so let us see to it that 
every pledge is paid as far as humanly possible. 

There are 1951 active and retired members in the fund. In 
the three years 267 beneficiaries have received $219,087 from the 
fund. The ministers have paid over $300,000.00 into the fund. 
There are now reserves of almost $4,000,000.00. 

4. We have 244 Ministers and candidates in the armed forces 
of our country; 152 chaplains, 85 candidates and 7 are officers. 
One officer, Rev. W. M. Wicker, a 1st. Lieutenant, was reported kill- 
ed in action Nov. 8, 1942; one candidate, Robert G. Cook, reported 
in Japanese prison camp. 

Orange Presbytery has three chaplains, Rev. C. G. Smith, D. 
D., Rev. E. H. Clarke, and Rev. Sam S. Wiley, and one candidate, 
George C. White, in the service. Pray daily for these men. 

5. We have about 500 candidates for the ministry at present 
in colleges, seminaries and the armed forces of our country. This 
number may seem large and it is the largest since 1933, but with 
152 chaplains in the army and 186 of our ministers retiring in 
three years we have a real acute shortage of ministers for our 
churches. I do not have the statistics for the vacant churches and 
fields in our Church, but the situation is serious and calls for 
prayerful consideration. "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, 
that He will send forth labourers into His harvest." 

6(. The Joy Gift spread real joy this year. It was so generous 



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that our Committee was able to send two full months' appropria- 
tions extra to all our homes on Ministerial relief. 

7. We now have eight homes in our Presbytery on ministerial 
relief. One was added during the year, Mrs. W. S. Lacy. Her hus- 
band, Dr. W. S. Lacy, had rendered 33 years service to the church 
when he died, Oct. 14, 1899. Mrs. Lacy is now 81 years old and a 
member of the Gulf Presbyterian Church. 

We recommend: 

1. That the following appropriations be made to our minis- 
ters' homes: 



Mrs. Inez Ballard Caldwell $216.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Crawford 216.00 

Mrs. Helen E. Deans 180.00 

Mrs. William S. Lacy 180.00 

Mrs. Lula J. Palmer 144.00 

Mrs. Mary Wharton Rankin 180.00 

Mrs. Ella M. Thorn 240.00 

Rev. Robert C. Gilmore, D. D 420.00 



2. That the churches respond generously to the appeal of 
the Joy Gift next December so that a larger "extra" may be sent 
to our needy ministers' homes. 

3. That our churches interest themselves in the paying of the 
over due pledges to the M. A. F. That some one in each church 
where practical be appointed to get in touch with every delinquent 
pledge and encourage its payment. 

4. That the names of Benjamin Paul Rakestraw and Ivan B. 
Stafford be dropped from the list of candidates for the ministry 
in Orange Presbytery. Ivan Stafford at present is teaching in 
Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Va. He has paid 
back his loan to the Mary X. Smith Loan Fund with interest and 
writes, "Please express my profound gratitude to the Presbytery 
and say to them that I feel called to serve my God and church 
tin another field, that this decision has not been hasty but one in 
which I feel surely guided." 

I have been unable to get any answer to a letter to Mr. Rake- 
straw. In my last letter to him I told him that we were going to 
recommend to Presbytery that he be dropped from the roll of can- 
didates unless he objected. He has not objected. 

5. That we recognize the good hand of God's guidance in these 
troubled days. Our work of Christian Education, our schools, col- 
leges, and seminaries are facing a genuine crisis. Carry these in- 
stitutions on your hearts. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Baker, 
K. L. Whittington. 

Recommendation No. 4 was amended that no action be 
taken with regard to Mr. Rakestraw until Rev. Robert 
Knox could see him and report through the Committee 
to the next meeting of Presbytery. 



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The report as thus amended was adopted with its 
recommendations. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Permanent Aud- 
iting Committee as follows : 

REPORT OF PERMANENT AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have audited the books and annual report of C. E. Hod- 
gin, Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly 
and accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements, 
except seven checks totalling $1,301.49 which were in process of 
collection and which have not been paid by the bank as of April 
10th, 1943. 

All of the checks outstanding April 10th, 1942 (last audit) 
have been presented at the bank and paid. We find the annual 
report showing a balance of $1,006.29 to be correct. 

We have also audited the books and annual report of C. E. 
Hodgin, Treasurer of the Home Missions Committee of Orange 
Presbytery, and find the books neatly and accurately kept and 
vouchers present for all disbursements except three checks totaling 
$32.58 which were in process of collection and which have not 
been paid by the bank as of April 10th, 1943. 

We find the annual report showing a balance of $5,519.22 to be 
correct. 

This is the 11th day of April, 1943. 

I. C. Crawford, 

C. E. Kerch ner, 

Auditing Committee. 

The Statistical Report was adopted — but since addi- 
tional reports have changed the totals it is not recorded 
here, but will be found in the full form in the back of the 
minutes. 

The following report of the Committee on Thanks 
was adopted: 

Dr. W. T. Thompson, for the Committee, has already ex- 
pressed to the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church our appre- 
ciation for the delicious dinner they served the Presbytery. (This 
was done at the noon hour). 

We should like also to thank the pastor and session of this 
church for their kindness, and to voice our gratitude to those who 
through sermon, address and meditation made this a day of 
inspiration. 

W. T. Thompson, 

D. A. Swicord, 
F. H. Edmister, 

Committee. 



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Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES OF SYNOD 

"» Your Committee on Minutes of Synod would submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

1. We call attention to recommendation No. 7, on page 477, 
relative to the special offering for Vacation Bible School Work on 
Sunday, April 18th. 

2. To recommendation No. 2 on page 489, in regard to a 
Spiritual Life Retreat for ministers and officers. 

3. To recommendation No. 2 on page 504, that we continue to 
lend our influence, our prayers and our service to make Elective 
Bible Study available in the public schools. 

4. To recommendation No. 4 on page 511, in regard to the dis- 
solution of pastoral relations of a pastor who enters the chaplain- 
cy service of our country. A p DlCKS0N> 

M. E. Yount, 
J. S. Walkup, 

Committee. 

By the required two thirds vote the Presbytery amend- 
ed the Standing Rules of Presbytery to abolish the Stand- 
ing Auditing Committee and committed the functions 
of this Committee to the Permanent Auditing Committee. 

Presbytery, by a unanimous vote, amended Miscellan- 
eous Rule No. 26 to read, "Commissioners to the General 
Assembly shall be elected at the Mid-Winter Meeting." 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Treasurer of 
Presbytery as follows : 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
April 5, 1942-April 5, 1943 



Balance Apr. 5, '42 


v Receipts 


Disbursements 


Foreign Missions __ _ _ . 


$ 9,705.10 


$ 9,705.10 


Assembly's Home Missions 
Synod's Home Missions _ 


4,388.57 


4,388.57 


3,896.22 


3,896.22 


Presbytery's Home Missions- _ - . 


6,515.78 


6,515.78 


Chr. Edu. and Minis. Relief .. . 


2,620.16 


2,620.16 


Religious Edu. and Publication . . 


829.07 


829.07 


Schools and Colleges _ 


2,895.73 


2,895.73 


U. T. Seminary _ 


715.42 


715.42 


Bible Cause __ __ 


241.43 


241.43 


Orphans' Home _ 


2,953.44 


2,953.44 


Assembly's Training School. _. 


347.31 


347.31 


Religious Edu. in the Synod 


1,005.12 


1,005.12 


Work for Soldiers and 






H. M. Emer. __ _ _ 


323.32 


323.32 


Presbytery's Tax $157.04 


2,005.50 


1,256.25 



Totals 



$157.04 $38,542.17 



$37,692.92 



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Presbytery's Tax: 

Balance April 5, 1942 $ 157.04 

Balance April 5, 1943 $1,006.29 

C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. * 

Current Expense Account 1942-1943 

Balance on hand April 5, 1942 $ 157.04 

Receipts April 5, 1942 to April 5, 1943 2,005.50 

$ 2,162.54 

Disbursements : 

Synod's Dues for 1942-'43 $ 295.18 

Printing and Binding Minutes 206.10 

Salary Stated Clerk 195.00 

Expense of Stated Clerk 25.00 

Salary of Treasurer 146.25 

Salary of Permanent Clerk (two years) 49.38 

M. A. F. Dues 63.12 

Bond for Treasurer 53.94 

Miscellaneous Supplies 110.60 

Expense of Committee 10.30 

Bank Exchange charges 1.38 1,156.25 

Balance on hand April 5, 1943__J $ 1,006.29 

C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 

Presbyterial Tax Arrears 1942-43 — None. 

Presbytery admitted to record the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. 

FRANK S. JONES 

The Commission to install Rev. Frank S. Jones as pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Asheboro, North Carolina, con- 
sisting of Dr. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman; Dr. E. E. Gillespie; Elder 
John A. Kellenberger of the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, and Dr. O. C. Williamson, met at the church in Ashe- 
boro on the date appointed, Sunday evening, January 24, 1943. 
The Commission was led in prayer by Dr. Hodgin. Dr. Williamson 
was asked to serve as secretary. At the Sunday evening service 
Dr. Williamson preached the sermon on the subject, "What the 
Church has to Offer," using as his text John 18:38. The nature 
of the pastoral relationship was explained and the constitutional 
questions were asked by Dr. Hodgin who then led us in the instal- 
lation prayer. The charge to the pastor was delivered by Dr. Gilles- 
pie and to the congregation by Elder John A. Kellenberger. The 
benediction was pronounced by the newly installed pastor. The 
Commission reconvened after the service, the minutes were read 
and approved and the* Commission adjourned with prayer by Mr. 
Kellenberger. 

O. C. Williamson, Secretary. 



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Presbytery elected the following Commissioners to 
the Meeting of the General Assembly: 



PRINCIPALS 

D. A. Swicord 
C. M. Jones 
R. M. Williams 
W. A. Pate 

C. C. McLean 
S. W. Hughes 

D. E. Purcell 
I. L'. Shaw 



ministers 



ELDERS 



ALTERNATES 

M. H. Clark 
R. F. Whitley 
J. C. Whitley 
J. S. Walkup 

E. M. Sellars 
J. F. Workman 
W. B. Clement 

F. H. Edmister 



The report of the Committee on Sessional Records 
was presented and received, but ordered omitted from 
the minutes. 

The matter of conferring evangelistic powers upon 
Rev. J. S. Cook for certain work in his field was tabled. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Pres- 
bytery adjourned with the singing of Blest Be The Tie 
That Binds, and the Benediction by the Moderator, to 
meet in the Bethany Church, Graham, N. C, on Tuesday, 
July 13th, 1943, at 10 :00 A. M. 

Charles M. Jones, Moderator, 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— SPRING 1943 
I — Officers 

Moderator— Rev. C. M. Jones, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Other officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt.l, Mebane, N. C. (1945). 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C. (1945). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1945). 

Treasurer— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., 403 Asheboro St., 
Greensboro, N. C. (1946). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D. D., Greensboro, N. 

C. (1946). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D. D.; C. E. Hodgin, D. D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Dr. Way- 
Ion Blue (1944), Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1945), Mr. T. D. DuPuy 
(1946), Rev. M. S. Huske 1947). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man) — Revs. A. V. Gibson, C. M. Jones, Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. 

E. A. Ranson (1944) ; Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Mr. 

D. W. Wright, and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1945) ; Revs. 0. C. William- 
son, D.D., C. F. Myers, D.D., N. N. Fleming, and Mr. Stephen 
White (1946). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Dr. 

F. L. Knight (1944), and Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1944) ; 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mr. Paul Ingle (1945). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1944.) 

Ill Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers and 4 Elders, 
report each stated meeting) — Rev. J. M. Millard, Chairman, Rev. 
W. A. Pate, and Mr. J. W. Simpson (1944), Revs. W. E. Harrop— S, 
L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. E. Scott (1945) ; Rev. R. M. Williams 
(Elected 1941), Mr. C. W. Perry— S, and Mr. W. L. Sharpe— S 
(1946). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report in spring 
with popular meeting) — Revs. D. A. Swicord, Chairman (1945), 
W. P. Jones (1944), Mr. P. N. Pritchett— S (1946). 

3. Assembly's and Synod Home Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 
Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate— S (1945), Rev. John 
Whitley (1944), Mr. A. G. Carter— S (1946). 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers 
and 1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1945), 
Rev. K. L. Whittington— S (1944), Dr. Henry Louis Smith— S 
(1946). 

5. Religious Education (9 members, and the secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. C. M. Jones, A. P. 
Dickson— S, and Mr. C. P. Ingle (1945), Revs. R. F. Whitley— S, 
N. N. Fleming (Elected 1943), and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1944), 
Revs. Frank S. Jones, S. W. DuBose— S and Mr. R. D. Hughes— S 
(1946) ; and Mrs. C. C. Cole — Sec. of Religious Education in Pres- 
byterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report spring) — 
Rev. A. D. Carswell— S (1944), Rev. 0. W. Perrell (1945), Mr. 
W. F. Henderson— S (1946). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook (1945), Rev. S. S. Wiley (1944), 
Mr. J. Sam White— S (1946). 

8. Orphan's Home (3 members, also the member of the Board 
of Regents is ex-officio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. 

- Jones— S (1945), Rev. 0. W. Perrell (Elected 1943) (1944), Mr. 
E. A. Ranson— S (1946). 

9. Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, report in 
spring) Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D.— S (1945), Rev. A. D. Carswell 
(1944), Mr. C. P. Robertson (1946). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers and 3 Elders, report in winter 
on apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) Rev. W. 
E. Harrop (Elected 1942), Mr. D. E. Shaw (1946), Rev. L. T. 
Edgerton— S, Mr. Robert White— S, (1944), Rev. S. W. DuBose— S, 
Mr. J. E. Latta (1945). 

11. Sessional Records (Chairman, for 3 years, 5 members ap- 
pointed at each Spring Meeting) — Mr. R. D. Hughes (1945). 

IV Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. 
I. C. Crawford, and Mr. C. E. Kerchner. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers, and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
J. S. Walkup, and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology — Revs. R. M. Williams, O. C. Williamson, 
D. D., C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacraments — 
Revs. Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, F\ M. Haw- 
ley, D. D., and Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk, and 2 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and N. R. Claytor. 



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5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., E. E. Gillespie, 
D. D., J. C. Whitley; Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenber- 
ger, and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (7 members, 
set up in fall of 1938)— Rev. N. N. Fleming— S, Mr. J. W. Simp- 
son— S (1943), Revs. M. S. Huske, W. M. Baker, and Mr. H. W. 
Scott— S (1944), Rev. R. F. Whitley, and Mr. J. N. Benton— S 
(1945). 

7. Service Council — Revs. A. V. Gibson, M. S. Huske, and Mr. 
R. W. iBarnwell. Manager of Service Campaign — Mr. W. Kerr 
Scott. 

8. Special Committee on Educational Institutions set up Jan- 
uary 1941 — Revs. O. C. Williamson, D.D., N. N. Fleming and Mr. 
J. Harvey White. 

Candidates for the Ministry — Alfred McNair, Don Austin, 
Russell Booth Fleming, James A. Nesbit, Roger M. Rice, Robert 
Lee Turner, George C. White, Paul Rakestraw, and Robert Mur- 
phy Williams, Jr. 

Candidates for Mission Service — Jacob T. Bradshaw, and Mar- 
garet Cook. 



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INDEX 
Winter and Spring Meeting 1943 

Page 

Alexander, Chester, Installed, 190; Address on Evangelism 202 

Alexander, Don, Resigned Auditing Committee, Appreciation to__185 

Amendments to Book of Church Order 194 

Auditing Committee, Standing, Abolished 215 

Barclay, Jonas, Permission to Labour Out Bounds 198 

Bethany Church Commended 187 

Car swell, A. D., Sermon by 197 

Commissioners to Assembly, Elected 217 

- Commissioners to Assembly, To be Elected Winter Meeting 215 

Commission on Arrears in Tax-Final Report, Discharged 200 

Committees, Standing, Appointed 202 

Committees Reports: 

Auditing 214 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion 211 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 212 

Evangelism 191 

Foreign Missions 209 

Minutes of Synod 215 

Nominations 194, 211 

Orders 184, 198 

Presbytery's Home Missions 207 

Religious Education 210 

Special on Assembly's Training School, 

Report and Discharged 202 

Special on Expenses of Committees 194 

Statistical 214 

Stewardship 187, 203 

Thanks 195, 214 

Woman's Work 200 

Communion Service 193, 203 

Defense Service Council 205 

Directory, Spring Meeting 218 

Glenwood Church, Appeal Endorsed 209 

Hodgin, C. E., Chaplain's Correspondent 187 

Hughes, R. D., Chairman Sessional Records 202, 211 

Jones, C. M., Moderator, 198, Meditation By 203 



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I N D E X— Continued 

Page 

Jones, Frank S., Received King's Mt., Called 

Asheboro, 193 Installed 193, 216 

Lansinger, J. H., Candidate, Received 181 

Meetings of Presbytery: 

Called, Burlington, December 17, 1943 181 

347th, Reidsville, April 13, 1943 197 

Winter, Greensboro, January 13, 1943 = 183 

Neely, Jas. B., Resigned Auditing Committee, Appreciation to 185 

Overture to General Assembly 185, 202 

Pate, W. A., Devotional Services 183 

Receipts for Bound Copies Minutes 186, 187 

Reidsville, First Church, Historical Sketch 205 

Roll, Winter and Spring Facing page 181 

Stafford, Ivan B., Candidate, Dropped 213 

Treasurer's Report 215 



Wiley, S. S., Permission to Labor Out of Bounds as Chaplain 192 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1943. 



MINISTERS 
AND LICENTIATES 
NUMBER OF 
CANDIDATES 



Chester Alexander, P 

W. M. Baker, P 

Jonas Barclay, H. R 

A. D. Carswell, P 

P 

P 

P 

D. S. Chalabie 

E, H. Clarke, Chap 

M.H. Clark, P 

P 

P 

P 

N. R. Claytor, P 

P 

P 

P 

J. S. Cook, P 

P 

" s.s 

" p 

A. P. Dickson, P 

S. W. DuBose, P 

P 

L. T. Edgerton, P 

P 

N. N. Fleming, P 

A. V. Gibson, P 

E. E. Gillespie, Syn. S.H.M.. 

R. C. Gilmore 

W. E. Harrop, P 

P 

F. M. Hawley, P 

C. E. Hodgin, Pres.', S.'h. M 
and Treas 

M. S. Huske, P 

C. M. Jones, P 

F. S. Jones, P 

W. P. Jones, P 

J. M. Millard, P 

C. F. Myers, P 

W. A. Pate, P 

P 

P 

" P 

0. W. Perrell, P 

P 

L. B. Schenck, Prof 

C. G. Smith, Chap 

Wade C. Smith, Ev 

D. A. Swicord, S. S 

W. T. Thompson, Prof 

J. S. Walkup, P 

Jno. C. Whitley, P 

R. F. Whitley, P 

P 

» . ;' P 

P 

K. L. Whittington, P. . 

C. L. Wicker, H. R 

R. M. Williams, P 

0. C. Williamson, P 

S.S 

S. S. Wiley, Chap 

—40 



Candidates — 10 



POSTOFFICES 



Burlington, N. C 

Mebane, N. C 

Stanley, N. C 

Sanford, N. C, R. 3 

Sanford, N. C, R. 3 

Sanford, N. C, R. 3 

Sanford, N. C R. 1 

Charlotte, N. C 

Care P. M., San Francisco. 

Calif 

Pittsboro, N. C 

Goldston, N. C 

Moncure, N. C 

Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C . 

Milton, N. C 

Ringgold, Va 

Blanch, N. C 

Semora, N. C 

Cedar Grove, N. C 

Efland, N. C, R. 1 

Hillsboro, N. C 

Hurdle Mills, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Hillsboro, N. C 

University, N. C 

Mebane, N, C, R. 3 

Mebane, N. C, R. 2 

Mebane, N. C, R. 1 

Sanford, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Bethesda, Md 

Graham, N. C 

Graham, N. C 

Madison, N. C 

Stoneville, N. C 



Greensboro, N. C 

Reidsville, N. C 

Chapel Hill, N. C 

Asheboro, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C., R. 4 . . 

Greensboro, N. C 

Jonesboro, N. C 

Broadway, N. C 

Sanford, N. C, R. 2 

Jonesboro, N. C, R. 1 . . . 

Burlington, N. C. . . 

Burlington, N. 0, R. 2. . 

Davidson, N. C 

New York, N. Y 

Avon Park, Fia 

Greensboro, N. C 

Richmond, Va 

Burlington, N. C 

Leaksville, N. C 

Yancey ville, N. C. . . . 

Ruffin, N. C 

Leasburg, N. C 

Yanceyville, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

West End, N. C: 

Greensboro, N, C 

High Point, N. C 

High Point, N. C 

Richmond, Va 

McLeansville, N. C 

Cumnock, N. C 

Efland, N. C 

Leaksville, N. C, R. 1. . . 
Sanford, N. C, R. 4 
Reidsville, N. C 



, R. 1. 



Gulf, N. C. .. 
Burlington, N. C, 

Spray, N. C 

Burlington, N. C, R. 1 . 
Reidsville, N. C, R. 4. , 

Reidsville, N. C 

tsett, N. C 

Wentworth, N. C 



CHURCHES 



First*t 1879.... 
Mebane*t 1867. 



Buffalo (L)»f 1790. 

Euphroniaf 

Pockett 

White Hillf 



Pittsboro*! 

Goldstonf 

Haywoodf 

Mt, Vernon Springs! 

Milton*! 1824 

Community! 1924. . . 

Gileadt 

Red Houset 

Eno*t 1755 

Fairfield! 

North Eno 

Little Rivertl761... 
Buffalo (G)»t 1756. . 
Hillsboro*! 1816.... 

New Hopef 

Cross Roads*t 1783 . 

Bethlehem* 

Hawfields*! 1755.. .. 
Sanford*! 1894 



Graham*t 1S50. . 
Bethany! 1892. . 

Madison*! 

Stonevillet 1905. 



Reidsville*! 1875.. 

Chapel Hill*t 

Asheboro*! 1850 . . 

Westminster! 

Alamance*t 1764. 

Firstt 1824 

Jonesboro*t 

Broadwayf 



St. Andrews 

Second*! 1913 

Stony Creekf 1776. 



Glenwood* 



East Burlington* 1921 

First** 1942 

Yanceyville**. . . . 

Bethesda* 

Grierst 

Pleasant Grove*. . 



Covenant*! 1906. 
High Point 1st** 1859 
Brentwoodf 1940. 



Bethel, V.*f 1812, . . 
Cumnock, V. 1919 . .. 

Efland, V. 1908 

El Bethel, V 

Farmville, V.! 

Greenwood, T. S.*! 

1909 

Gulf, V.* 1882 

Piedmont, V.*! 1917. 
Riverview, V.* 1924 

Shiloh, V.*! 

Smyrna, T. S.t 1901. 
Speedwell, T.S.t 1759 
Springwood, V.* 1868 
Wentworth, T. S. . . . 



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MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
June 17, 1943 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Bethany Presbyterian Church 
Graham, N. C. 
July 20, 1943 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
August, 2, 1943 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHTH SESSION 
Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 

Route No. 2 
October 12, 1943 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 11, 1943 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Church of Covenant 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 11, 1944 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate bequeath- 
ed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the Pres- 
bytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment 
of the Presbytery). 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they make 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities ; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest this 

way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at the time. 

"Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or insti- 
tution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact where it 
was most needed each year." 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



Press op 
Oxford (masonic) Orphanage 
Oxford, North Carolina 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
June 17, 1943 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Bethany Presbyterian Church 
Graham, N. C. 
July 20, 1943' 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
August, 2, 1943 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHTH SESSION 
Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 

Route No. 2 
October 12, 1943 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 11, 1943 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Church of Covenant 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 11, 1944 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

SUMMER AND FALL 1943 

CHESTER ALEXANDER 627 Fountain PL, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Route No. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABLE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Chaplain E. H. CLARKE Care P. M. San Francisco, Calif. 

Office Chaplain, 9th Station Hosp. A. P. O. 502. 

M. H. CLARK Pittsboro, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON 2520 Ch. Exten., Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Route No. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Route No. 1, Mehane, N. C. 

JOHN W. FOSTER Whitsett, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, STD Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

FRANK S. JONES, Th.M 217 Worth St., Asheboro, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

ROBERT KNOX, D.D Reidsville, N. C. 

JOHN P. LaFORTE Leaksville, N. C. 

FRED. W. LEWIS, D. D 1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. C. MeLAUCHLIN, D.D Box 1274, Burlington, N. C. 

J. P. H. McNATT 621 Wesley Place, High Point, N. C. 

DONALD MacCOLL, D.D.__1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 
J. M. MILLARD Route No. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th.M Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

Chaplain C. G. SMITH Care P. M. New York, N. Y. 

0-475970, 21st Station Hosp. A. P. O. 795 
WADE C. SMITH Box 822, Avon Park, Fla. 

D. A. SWICORD 1608 Oak St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

J. S. WALKUP 1008 Dixie St., Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY, Th.M Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Box 88, West End, N. C. 

Chaplain S. S. WILEY 344 Cabot St., Newtonville, Mass. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D. __641 Colonial Dr., High Point, N. C. 



CALLED MEETING 



Burlington, N. C, June 17, 1943 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2 :30 p. m., and was opened 
with prayer with Rev. N. N. Fleming, the last Moderator 
present, presiding. 

The following were present: 

Ministers: W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, W. M. Baker, C. E. 
Hodgin, Chester Alexander, N. N. Fleming, S. W. DuBose, J. S. 
Walkup, J. C. Whitley, L. T. Edgerton and 0. W. Perrell. 

Elders: R. D. White, Burlington First; D. L. Smith, El- 
Bethel; E. F. McAdams, Efland; S. C. Maynard, East Burlington. 

The following call was read and found in order and 
taken up seriatim: 

Mebane, N. C, June 7, 1943. 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Thursday, June 17th, 1943, at 2:30 p. m., to 
transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To change the time of the Summer Meeting of Presbytery. 

2. To dismiss Candidate Roger M. Rice, Jr., to the Presbytery 
of Greenbrier. * 

3. To receive Rev. Robert Knox, D. D., from Presbytery of 
Brazos. 

4. To receive Candidate John Peter LaForte from the Presby- 
tery of Upper Missouri and examine him for licensure, and or- 
dination. 

5. To consider and act upon calls from the El-Bethel and 
Riverview Churches for the pastoral services of Mr. LaForte and 
arrange for his ordination and installation as pastor of these 
Churches. 

6. To receive Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D., from the Presby- 
tery of Winston-Salem. 

7. To receive and act upon calls from the Shiloh and Pied- 
mont churches for the pastoral services of Dr. McLauchlin and 
arrange for his installation as pastor of these churches. 

8. To consider and act upon calls from the Bethel and Spring- 
wood Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. J. W. Foster. 

9. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

C. M. Jones, Moderator, 

By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



) 



(221) 



222 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



Upon request from the Bethany Church, the time of 
the Summer Meeting was changed from July 13th to 
July 20th. 

Candidate Roger M. Rice, Jr., was, at his own request, 
dismissed to the Presbytery of Greenbrier. 

Rev. Robert Knox, D.D., presented letter of dismis- 
sion from the Presbytery of Brazos and asked to be ad- 
mitted to Orange Presbytery. Upon motion he was re- 
ceived pending his examination. 1 

Dr. Knox was then examined upon all the points pre- 
scribed by the Book of Church Order, and the examina- 
tion having been sustained as satisfactory, he was enroll- 
ed after signing the obligaton. He is supplying the 
Greenwood, Speedwell, Smyrna and Wentworth churches. 

Candidate John Peter LaForte was introduced to 
Presbytery, and presenting letter of dismission from Up- 
per Missouri Presbytery, applied for licensure and ordin- 
ation that he might accept calls from the El-Bethel and 
Riverview churches. Upon motion he was received and 
Presbytery proceeded to examine him for licensure. His 
A. B. degree from Park College was accepted in lieu of 
the examination on academic studies, and his B.D. di- 
ploma from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia was 
•accepted in lieu of the examination on the original lan- 
guages of the Scriptures and Church History. 

The parts assigned to Mr. LaForte by Upper Mis- 
souri Presbytery were accepted by Orange Presbytery 
and placed in the hands of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief for examination. The 
candidate was given the prescribed oral examination 
according to the Book of Church Order which was sus- 
tained. 

The Committee on Christian Education reported re- 
commending that the Thesis: "The Work of The Holy 
Spirit in the Gospel of Luke," the Exegiesis : Romans 
VIII : 1-4, and the Exposition on Isaiah 6 : 1-13 be ap- 
proved as satisfactory parts of trial. Presbytery adopted 
this report. 

Mr. LaForte then preached a sermon from the text, 
II Corinthians, V:20, which was sustained as satisfactory 
and the examination as a whole being sustained as satis- 
factory by vote of the Presbytery, the Moderator asked 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 223 



Mr. LaForte the required questions for licensure which 
he answered in the affirmative and the examination 
was concluded with prayer; after which the Moderator 
declared that Mr. John Peter LaForte had been licensed 
by the Presbytery to preach the gospel as a probationer 
for the ministry within the bounds of Orange Presbytery, 
or wherever he shall in an orderly way be invited to 
preach. 

Calls from the Riverview Church at $700 per year 
with manse and annuity payments and from El-Bethel at 
$400 per year and annuity payments for the services of 
Mr. LaForte were found in order, placed in his hands and 
he signified his acceptance of the same — the Presby- 
tery's Home Mission Committee to supplement the salary 
in the amount of $700. 

Presbytery voted to accept the examination for li- 
censure in lieu of the examination for ordination and 
appointed the following Commission to ordain and install 
Mr. LaForte at Riverview on Sunday, June 27th, at 
11 :00 a. m., and to install him the same day at El-Bethel 
at 7:30 p. m. Revs. C. M. Hodgin to preside and charge 
the pastor, R. M. Williams to preach the sermon, J. C. 
Whitley to charge the congregation, with J. M. Millard 
alternate to either minister. Ruling Elders on the Com- 
mission: G. T. Sykes, D. L. Smith and N. S. Lawson. 

In the absence of Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, action on 
the further items in the call was deferred. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer to meet in the Bethany 
Church, Graham, N. C, Route 2, on Tuesday, July 20, 
1943, at 10:00 a. m. 

N. N. Fleming, Moderator. 

S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk . 



224 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Graham, N. C, Route 2, July 20, 1943 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its regular Summer 
Adjourned Session on the above date in the Bethany 
Presbyterian Church, Graham, N. C., Route 2, at 10:00 
a. m., and was opened with a devotional service led by 
Rev. W. A. Pate who preached from the text Rev. 3:15. 
The constituting prayer was offered by the Moderator, 
Rev. C. M. Jones. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

Hayes Clark 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. E. Latta Little River 

A.P.Dickson C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose 

L. T. Edgerton 

N. N. Fleming J. Clay Wilson Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson 

E. E. Gillespie,_ _ D. D 

W. E. Harrop J- W. Bason Graham 

James Foust Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D. D S. G. Morgan Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske D- E. Purcell Reidsville 

C. M. Jones 

Frank S. Jones ,Jno. M. Neely Asheboro 

Robert Knox, D. D 

John P. LaForte 

J. M. Millard H. S. Andrew Alamance 

W. A. Pate Jno. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

0. W. Perrell R. L. Walker Stony Creek 

D. A. Swicord 

J. S. Walkup Thos. P. Wilson East Burlington 

R. F. Whitley Robert Lee Neal Bethesada 

S. C. Wilkinson Griers 

K. L. Whittington 

R. Murphy Williams Jno. C. Cutts Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D. D Z. I. Walser High Point 1st. 

J. D. Clapp Bethel 

J. A. Barnwell Burlington 1st. 

John W. Simpson Greensboro 1st. 

C. C. Brown Piedmont 

S. C. Stewart Springwood 

C. C. McLean Westminister 

—27 —26 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 225 

The report of the Committee on Orders was present- 
ed by the Chairman, Rev. W. E. Harrop and was adopted 
with the docket as follows: Foreign Mission Report at 
11:00 a. m., recess at 12:30 p. m. and reconvene at 1:30 
p. m., the Report of the Religious Education Committee 
from 1 :30 to 2 :00, and adjourn at will. 

DOCKET 

—OF— 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Summer Adjourned Meeting, 
Bethany Presbyterian Church 

Graham, N. C. 
Tuesday, July 20th, 1943, Beginning at 10:t)0 A. M. 
Rev. C. M. Jones, Moderator 

1. Presbytery Constituted With Prayer. 

2. Devotional Services. 

3. Roll Call. 

4. Report on Orders — Harrop: Adoption of Docket. 

5. Communications. 

6. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

7. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations — Report of 
Committee on Christian Education. 

8. Report of Trustees — Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley High School, 
Hawfields Endowment Fund. 

9. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

10. Communion Service. 

11. History of Bethany Church. 

12. Report of Committee on Religious Education — DuBose. 

13. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly — Swicord, 

C. M. Jones, J. C. Whitley, Pate, C. C. McLean, S. W. Hughes, 

D. E. Purcell, I. L. Shaw. 

14. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Fleming. 

15. Calls or Dimissions, Reception of Ministers. 

16. Report of Commission to ordain and install John LaForte — 
Hodgin. 

17. Service Council — Gibson. 

18. Evangelism — Hodgin. 

19. Report of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

20. Report of Standing Committees — 

(1) Installations — Cook, Baker, J. Sam White. 

(2) Nominations— R. F. Whitley, Millard, Williams, H. F. 
Latta, and D. E. Shaw. 

(3) Thanks — Thompson, Swicord, F. H. Edmister. 



226 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 

21. Place of Next Meeting. 

22. Unfinished Business. 

23. Read and Approve Minutes. 

24. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

Standing Order — Reception of Candidates at 2:00 P. M. 

The Committees of the Spring Meeting Serve Through the 
Summer Adjourned Meeting. 

Communications were read from Rev. W. T. Thomp- 
son and Rev. J. C. Whitley both asking to be excused from 
this meeting of Presbytery which requests were granted. 

Elder Sam Hughes who is ill at this time, reported in 
writing his attendance upon the Meeting of the General 
Assembly, his diligence was commended and Presbytery 
expressed its sympathy for him and hope that he would 
soon be well. 

Rev. J. C. Whitley also reported his attendance upon 
the meeting of the General Assembly. 

A letter from Chaplain E. H. Clarke was read by 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Presbytery stood and was led in 
prayer for Chaplains E. H. Clark, C. G. Smith, and S. 
S. Wiley. 

Upon motion, Presbytery dispensed with the reading 
of minutes of intervening meeting of Presbytery. 

Reports from the following Trustees were read : 

Trustees of Presbytery — Mr. W. L. Sharpe and Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, reporting that there was not held during the year a 
meeting of this Board. 

Trustees of Davidson College — Revs. M. S. Huske, C. E. Hod- 
gin and Mr. T. D. Dupuy all made report. 

Of Flora Macdonald College — Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Dr. Lynn 
Mclver, Mr. David Wright, Mr. S. A. White, Revs. A. V. Gibson, 
N. N. Fleming, J. M. Millard, C. M. Jones, and 0. C. Williamson 
reported. 

Of Glade Valley High School— J. N. Benton, D. E. Purcell, 
C. C. McLean, J. A. Kellenberger, and R. D. White made report. 

Peace College — Rev. W. M. Baker and Dr. F. L. Knight re- 
ported. 

The Hawfields Anniversary Fund — Mr. McBride Holt had 
signed report for the Church. 

The reports on Educational Institutions were ordered 
placed in the hands of the Chairman of that Committee. 

The Moderator appointed the following to fill vacan- 
cies on Committees : 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 227 

Nominations — In place of H. F. Latta, (absent) , John C. 
Cutts. 

Thanks — In place of W. T. Thompson and F. H. Edmister 
(both absent) A. V. Gibson and J. W. Bason. 

Special Committee on Minutes of General Assembly — D. A. 
Swicord, W. A. Pate and I. L. Shaw. This Special Committee was 
given permission to report at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. D. A. Swicord, Chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Missions made verbal report on Foreign Mis- 
sions and presented Elder Curry B. Hearn, Treasurer of 
the General Assembly's Executive Committee of Foreign 
Missions who delivered an address on our Foreign Mis- 
sion Work, especially stressing the fact that we are now 
out of debt. 

Presbytery voted its appreciation to Mr. Hearn for 
his splendid address and to Mr. Swicord for securing him 
for this meeting. 

After a brief recess, Presbytery engaged in the ob- 
servance of the Sacrament of The Lord's Supper led by 
• Revs. C. M. Jones and Robert Knox, assisted by the fol- 
lowing Ruling Elders : C .C. McLean, James Foust, John 
W. Simpson, Robert L. Neal and J. W. Bason. 

Presbytery recessed until 1 :30. p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m., and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. 0. C. Williamson. 

Under the Report of the Committee on Religious 
Education Rev. R. F. Whitley made report on the Senior 
Summer Conference and Rev. S. W. DuBose reported on 
the Pioneer Conference of the past summer. 

Rev. Frank S. Jones addressed the Presbytery on the 
Goal for the Second Year of the Religious Education Ad- 
vance and Presbytery adopted the recommendation of 
the Committee setting as its goal for this next year : The 
Daily Reading of the Bible in every home. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

- AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief desires to submit the following recommendations : 

1. That the request of Candidate J. H. Lansinger for a Cer- 
tificate of dismission to the Presbytery of Granville, that he may 



228 Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



accept the call from the Smithfield Presbyterian Church, be grant- 
ed. 

2. That the request of Candidate Don C. Austin for permis- 
sion to volunteer for chaplaincy in the U. S. Navy and accept the 
provision of the Government to pay all expenses for his seminary 
work be granted. 

3. That the request of Candidate Russell Booth Fleming for 
a loan of $60 (for the coming school year) from the Committee of 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief be granted. 

W. M. Baker 

K. L. Whittington, Committee. 

Rev. John W. Foster presented letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Winston-Salem and asked to be 
received, which was done pending his examination. He 
was examined according to the Book of Church Order and 
the several parts being sustained the examination as a 
whole was sustained and he was ordered enrolled after 
signing the obligation. 

The Minister and His Work Commission reported re- 
commending that calls from Bethel Church, at a salary 
of $900 per year with annuity payments, and from 
Springwood Church, at a salary of $900 and annuity 
payments with manse furnished by the field, for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. John W. Foster be approved, the 
recommendation was adopted and the calls placed in Mr. 
Foster's hands and he signified his acceptance of the 
same. 

The Historical Sketch of the Bethany Church was 
read by Mrs. L. N. Gleen and ordered printed in the 
Minutes : 

SOME FACTS ABOUT BETHANY CHURCH 

In 1882, Rev. Geo. Summey, Pastor of the Graham Church, 
started a Sabbath School 2 miles south of Graham, in a school 
house. Growing out of this, Bethany Church was organizied May 
29, 1892. Members of a commission which was appointed by 
Orange Presbytery who were present for the organization were 
Rev. R. W. Culbertson and Ruling Elder A. B. Craig. 

The charter members were Geo. A. Curtis, Mrs. Lucy Cur- 
tis, Mrs. Mary A. Rogers, Geo. S. Rogers, Mrs. Ann P. Rogers, 
Mrs. Rebecca Foust, Mrs. Mary Foust, Mrs. Alice Steele, Mrs. 
Ella Clapp, W. L. Cooper, Mrs. Geneva Cooper, Mrs. Temperance 
Curtis, E. R. Dixon, Mrs. Cornelia Dixon, J. H. Dixon. It is in- 
teresting to note that one of these charter members, Mr. J. H. 
Dixon, is still a Ruling Elder in the church. He has given 51 
years of faithful service to his church. 

Checking the list of present members we find 20 descendants 
of those charter members still serving in the church of their pa- 
rents. 



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Soon after the organization, the present site was donated by 
the Curtis family for the building of a church. This land was a 
part of the tract given Colonel Archibald Murphy for his services 
in the Revolutionary War. His son, Judge Archibald Deboe Mur- 
phy, in later years sold the land to Judge Thomas Ruff in who in 
turn sold it to Mr. Clem Curtis, and it was the son of Mr. Cur- 
tis, Mr. Cicero Curtis, who donated it to this church. The elders 
canvassed the community on two different occasions, the first ef- 
fort not being successful in raising necessary funds. Mrs. Lettie 
Foust Smith relates an incident of how she solicted $20 in this 
first canvas and was forced to wait for more than a year for more 
to go with it. 

The first pastor of the church was Rev. R. W. Culbertson 
of Hawfields. Following him Rev. E. C. Murray was called to 
supply until a spring meeting of Presbytery. Rev. B. W. Mebane 
was then called. He was pastor of Hawfields as were his succes- 
sors, Rev. J. W. Goodman, Rev. Jonas Barclay, and Rev. M. E. 
Hansel. In 1925 Rev. W. E. Harrop, pastor of the Graham Church 
was called. During his pastorate he has given much of himself 
to the work and the church has experienced wonderful growth and 
development. 

The following are former elders of the church: W. L. Cooper, 
E. R. Dixon, G. S. Rogers, and W. Lee Cooper. 

The Ruling Elders at the present time are: J. H. Dixon, J. 
A. Foust, S. A. Florence, S. A. Cheek, J. B. Long, and L. R. 
Crutchfield. Before becoming elders five of this number served 
as deacons. They were: G. S. Rogers, W. Lee Cooper, J. H. Dixon, 
J. A. Foust, and S. A. Florence. 

Eight others who have served as deacons in the past were: 
W. C. Curtis, Alex C. Holt, T. J. Griffin, J. C. McAdams, B. M. 
Rogers, C. H. Russell, Ed Steele, and James Steele. The present 
deacons are: L. N. Glenn, J. D. Longest, D. V. Quackenbush, Lacy 
Cheek, Ben Martin, and C. A. McVey. 

Some past superintendents of the Sabbath School are: W. L. 
Cooper, G. S. Rogers, Geo. L. Cooper, B. M. Rogers, J. A. Foust, 
S. A. Florence. J. D. Longest, E. P. Webster, and L. N. Glenn. 
The present superintendent, C. A. McVey is serving his fourth 
year in that capacity. 

Reports to Presbytery show some interesting facts: In 1893 
there were 2 elders, no deacons, 21 church members, 40 Sunday 
School members, $7 was given to benevolences, and $75 paid to 
current expenses. 15 years later there were 3 elders, 1 deacon, 
37 church members, 32 Sunday School members, $29 to benevo- 
lences, and $75 to current expenses. The next 15 year period show- 
ed 4 elders, 4 deacons, 62 church members, 81 Sunday School mem- 
bers, $85 to benevolences, and $249 to current expense. The last 
report showed 6 elders, 6 deacons, 216 church members, 247 Sun- 
day School members, $837 paid to benevolences, and $1109 to cur- 
rent expense. 

Many who are approaching middle age remember the late 
Mr. Geo. Rogers as superintendent and Mrs. Rogers as their 
first Sunday School teacher. The first church carpet was paid for 
with Mrs. Rogers' "turkey money." On Monday morning as the 



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pastor left this home his buggy was loaded with good things. In 
the same way Barium Springs was remembered at Thanksgiving. 
Mrs. Rogers also taught a class of children on Sunday morning 
before coming out to Bethany for the afternoon church service. 
Out of that class two are now ordained ministers in the Presby- 
terian Church. Major Dace Russell who is now chaplain in the 
army, stationed in Oregon, and Rev. Walter Mann, pastor of Cedar 
Grove Church. An interesting incident might be related here. 
Mrs. Rogers raised the question "Why can't Bethany send out 
a preacher as well as other churches?" To help answer her ques- 
tion she suggested to Mrs. Belle Russell that they set aside a cer- 
tain time each day to pray that Mrs. Russell's grandson, Dace, 
might be called to the ministry. We who know Dace believe this 
was a determining factor in his choice of a life work. 

Before Bethany boasted a musical instrument it fell to the 
lot of Miss Mamie Foust (now Mrs. Quackenbush) to "hoist the 
tunes." On special occasions an organ was borrowed from a neigh- 
bor. This was played by Miss Cornelia Murphy, who later became 
first organist when Bethany became the proud owner of an organ 
in 1910. 

The faithful support and attendance of the Dixon family 
have meant much to Bethany. In early years when a paid sexton 
was out of the question the ladies of that family performed these 
duties. Flowers and a pitcher of water were always brought 
from that home. 

There are many others whose loyalty and devotion have meant 
much to the church and to the community. All cannot be mentioned 
by name, but their good deeds live in the memory of many. 

We are grateful that God has called others from our former 
members into full time Christian service besides the two ministers 
already mentioned. Rev. Geo. Cooper is pastor of Overbrook Pres- 
byterian Church in Richmond. Lt. Watt Cooper is chaplain in the 
Navy and is now in Australia. Rev. Lee Cooper is Superintendent 
of Stuart Robinson School, Blackey, Kentucky. Miss Lillian Coop- 
er is pastor's assistant in Elizabeth City, N. C. 

In 1923 an unsuccessful effort was made to raise funds for 
building Sabbath School rooms. In 1928 another effort was made 
and six rooms were built. With the exception of brick work, not 
one dollar was spent, this being contributed by people of the com- 
munity. 

About this time lights were put in, seats changed, and a piano 
bought. The beautiful table and pulpit were made and presented 
by Mr. J. Blair Long, who also refinished the three pulpit chairs. 
The present pews were bought in 1935. 

The building of the Scout Hut was sponsored by the church. 
It was paid for mostly by public suppers served in the hut by the 
ladies of the community. All the people in the community have 
responded most liberally to all requests for donations for these 
suppers and the ladies have worked faithfully in preparing these 
meals. 

As soon as the Scout Hut was completed three Sabbath School 
classes began to meet in it. Then we began to talk of the possi- 
bilities of a new church, and made plans for beginning a fund 
with which to erect one that would meet our needs. For several 



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years this fund grew slowly but steadily. The public suppers were 
continued and about $3850 was raised in this manner. Finally in 
1939 a canvass was made and enough money pledged to really be- 
gin work. A building committee was appointed consisting of five 
members. They were: Mr. E. P. Webster, chairman, Mr. J. Blair 
Long, treasurer, Mrs. Ernest Mashall, Secretary, Mr. A. 0. Guth- 
rie, and Mr. J. Dolph Longest. This committee served worthily 
and well and much credit is due them for their splendid work. 

Friends from Graham, Burlington, Hawfields, and elsewhere 
were very generous with their donations as were many in this com- 
munity who were not members of our congregation. The windows 
in the auditorium were all given by classes or by individuals. 
Some of them in memory of deceased leaders in the church. The 
Primary Class under the direction of their teacher, Mrs. Lacy 
Cheek, made and sold candy and raised sufficient funds to do- 
nate the chancel window. It was given in honor of Rev. Geo. 
Summey who organized the first Sabbath School, in memory of 
the first pastor, Rev R. W. Culbertson, and in honor of the first 
pastor in the new church, Rev. W. E. Harrop, to whose untiring 
effort and wise leadership we owe the inspiration that has made 
our present building possible. 

Since the church has been completed and the church debt li- 
quidated we can look back and see many things the congregation 
undertook in faith and by God's wonderful grace were able to 
carry to a successful completion. His Guidance was relied upon 
every step of the way, and in the near future we hope to dedicate 
it to Him, the Rock of Ages. 

Presbytery adopted, by a rising vote the following: 
RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Orange Presbytery wishes to express its" sincere gratitude 
to the Pastor, Officers, and Members of the Bethany Presbyterian 
Church for the gracious hospitality and abundant provision of 
comfort which they have so thoughtfully prepared for us. 

We extend our congratulations to this church on the comple- 
tion and use of this beautiful building in which our session is held 
today. May you ever continue to be used of God for His Glory and 
the accomplishment of His purposes. 

Arthur Gibson, 
Jere Bason, Committee. 

Presbyterian committed to the Presbtery's Home Mis- 
sion Committee the matter of insurance for the Home 
Mission Churches for study and report. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work com- 
pleted its report as follows and the Presbytery adopted 
its recommendations: 

That calls from Shiloh Church at $950 per year, manse and an- 
nuity payments, and from Piedmont Church at $850 per year and 
annuity payments for the pastoral services of Rev. W. C. McLauch- 



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lin, D.D., be approved, The Home Mission Committee to supplement 
the above by $700. 

That the minimum salary of pastors whether they are under 
the supervision of the Home Mission Committee or not be $1800 
and Manse. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent of Home Mis- 
sions in our Presbytery, be directed to visit all churches or groups 
of churches not now paying this minimum salary and have a con- 
ference with the officers and work out ways and means to raise 
the salaries. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming resigned as Chairman of the Commission 
and Rev. M. S. Huske was elected to succeed him. 

W. M. Baker, Secretary of The Commission. 

Presbytery admitted to record the following: 

Report of Commission appointed to ordain Candidate John P. 
LaForte and to install him as pastor of Riverview and El-Bethel 
churches. 

The Commission met at the Riverview church on June 27, 1943 
at 11:00 a. m., and was constituted with prayer. Rev. J. M. Millard 
was elected clerk. The following members of the Commission 
were present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, J. M. Millard, R. M. Williams 
and Elders G. T. Sykes, D. L. Smith and Sam Lawson. Candidate 
John P. LaForte was ordained to the office of the holy ministry 
by prayer and the laying on of the hands of the Commission, 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin offered the Ordination Prayer, Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams preached the sermon, Rev. J. M. Millard charged the pastor, 
and Dr. Hodgin presided, propounded the constitutional questions 
and charged the congregation. Rev. John P. LaForte was declared 
duly ordained and installed as pastor of the Riverview church ac- 
cording to the requirements of the Book of Church Order. The ser- 
vice was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed 
pastor. 

The Commission took recess to meet again at El-Bethel church 
at 7:30 p. m. 

INSTALLATION AT EL-BETHEL 

The Commission met at El-Bethel church at 7:30 p. m. and 
installed Rev. John P. LaForte as pastor of that church according 
to the Book of Church Order. The same members of the Commis- 
sion were present as at the morning service and Rev. John C. Whit- 
ley in addition. Rev. J. M. Millard preached the sermon, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin presided and propounded the constitutional questions, Rev. 
John C. Whitley charged the pastor and Rev. R. M. Williams charg- 
ed the congregation. The service was concluded with the benedic- 
tion by Rev. John P. LaForte. 

The Commission met after the service and read and approved 
the minutes of both meetings of the Commission, and adjourned 
with prayer. % 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
J. M. Millard, Clerk. 



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Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The recent meeting of our Assembly continued the Permanent 
Committee on Evangelism and provided a budget of $10,000.00 for 
carrying on the work throughout the Assembly. The Committee 
was authorized to secure one or more field representatives who 
shall work under the direction of the permanent committee. The 
permanent committee has recently been reorganized, and Dr. Frank 
C. Brown of Dallas, Tex., is now chairman of the committee. 

We regret to report that the work of evangelism during the 
past year has been most disappointing. The number of accessions 
to the membership of the Church by profession of faith was 16,705, 
as compared with 18,338 the previous year, representing a de- 
crease of 1,633. The record in Orange Presbytery is even more 
discouraging. The number of accessions by profession of faith in 
the Presbytery was only 383, the smallest number we have had in 
many years. In the Assembly at large there was one profession 
of faith to every 33 members of the Church, and in the Presbytery 
there was one profession to every 35 members. It seems strange 
that at the very time when the Church is conducting an evange- 
listic crusade there should be a decline in the spiritual birth rate. 

Some months ago the Assembly's permanent committee on 
evangelism appointed from its membership a sub-committee of 
three pastors, representing different Synods, to make a study of 
the causes for the lack of aggressive and succesful evangelistic ef- 
fort throughout the Church. After much time and thought this 
sub-committee made its report which has been published by the 
permanent committee as Report No. X. According to this report 
the indifference of the leadership of the Church is largely respon- 
sible for our lagging in evangelism. Many seem to have lost their 
evangelistic zeal and fervor. We commend this report to you for 
your careful and prayerful consideration. 

It is the conviction of your committee that one reason we are 
not having more conversions is that we are having fewer evangelis- 
tic meetings than formerly. The whole membership of the church 
needs to be awakened to a sense of its responsibility for reaching 
the unsaved. When the church is revived it will be more active 
and earnest in its efforts to bring the lost into saving relations to 
Jesus Christ. 

We are glad to report that a layman of our Church who is vi- 
tally interested in saving souls has provided our Synod's Home 
Mission Committee with a sum of money to assist weak churches in 
holding evangelistic services. This fund will be used throughout all 
the Presbyteries in the Synod. Where the church is not able to give 
a sufficient offering to secure a good evangelist, this fund will sup- 
plement the offering up to at least $75.00. Any of our churches that 
would like to avail themselves of this aid are requested to apply to 
Dr. E. E. Gillespie. 

We submit the following recommendations : 

1. That all of our churches arrange to hold evangelistic ser- 
vices at some time during the year. 

2. That churches release their pastors to assist in conducting 
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3. That communicant classes be organized by pastors to give 
special instruction to children and young people in regard to the 
duty and privilege of church membership, and thus lead them at 
an early age into full communion with the church. 

4. That pastors, officers and all other leaders in the work of 
the church endeavor to impress upon the entire membership of the 
church that evangelism is the principal, primary and permanent 
task of the Church. 

Respectfully submitted for the committee, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

The Stewardship Committee made report as follows 
which was adopted: 

1. That the apportionments for the Home Mission Emergency 
be as follows: 



Alamance $ 350.00 

Asheboro . 119.00 

Bessemer 52.00 

Bethany 90.00 

Bethel 45.00 

Bethesda 50.00 

Bethlehem 10.00 

Brentwood 1 22.00 

Broadway 21.00 

Buffalo (G) 300.00 

Buffalo (L) 34.00 

Burlington, First 883.00 

Burlington, Second 71.00 

Chapel Hill 100.00 

Church of Covenant 660.00 

Community 3.00 

Cross Roads 100.00 

Cumnock 1.00 

East Burlington 32.00 

Efland_ 7.00 

El-JBethel 21.00 

Eno 22.00 

Euphronia 10.00 

Fairfield 13,00 

Farmville 2.00 

Gilead 3.00 

Glenwood 84.00 

Goldston 1.00 

Graham 488.00 

Greensboro, First 3,496.00 

Greenwood 20.00 

Griers 19.00 

Gulf 1.00 

Hawfields 150.00 

Haywood 1.00 

High Point 522.00 

Hillsboro 65.00 

Jonesboro 54.00 

Leaksville, First 103.00 



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Little River 30.00 

Madison 68.00 

Mebane 268.00 

Milton 22.00 

Mt. Vernon Springs 24.00 

New Hope 32.00 

North Eno 1.00 

Piedmont 34.00 

Pittsboro 22.00 

Pleasant Grove 22.00 

Pocket 22.00 

Red House 20.00 

Reidsville 390.00 

Riverview 26.00 

Salem 9.00 

Sanford 374.00 

Shiloh 48.00 

Smyrna 3.00 

Speedwell 6.00 

Springwood 40.00 

St. Andrews 48.00 

Stoneville 11.00 

Stony Creek 35.00 

Wentworth 1.00 

Westminister 282.00 

White Hill__ 32.00 

Yanceyville 50.00 



Total $9,945.00 



2. That pastors call attention of people to the opportunity of 
receiving benefit up to 15 r /r against income tax for contributions 
to the church. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly made report: Rev. D. A. Swicord, W. A. Pate and 
C. M. Jones. Elders — C. C. McLean, I. L. Shaw, and D. E. 
Purcell (Rev. J. C. Whitley and Elder S. W. Hughes had 
reported in writing). These reports were received and 
the dilligence of the Commissioners commended. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent, made the fol- 
lowing report which was ordered printed in the minutes 
with the auditors's report: 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT, REV. E. E. GILLESPIE 

April 16, 1943 

Since our last Report, April 16, 1942, the following transac- 
tions have been made and the several accounts stand as follows: 

1. The Maryland Hickerson Fund: $1,250.00 loaned by Mr. R. R. 
King to Mr. R. E. Loudermilk on first mortgage real estate. 
Amount of Income on Hand April 16, 1942 



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Receipts : 

May 20, 1942— By interest on note .= $ 92.32 

August 13, 1942— By interest on note 250.00 

August 13, 1942— By interest on note in full 23.20 

April 7, 1943— By interest on note 75.00 $440.52 

Disbursements : 

July 11, 1942— Mr. Curry B. Hearn, Treasurer___$ 92.32 
April 1, 1943— Mr. Curry B. Hearn, Treasurer... 250.00 
April 8, 1943 — Mr. Curry B. Hearn, Treasurer... 75.00 417.32 

Balance on hand April 16, 1943 $ 23.20 

2. The Jamestown Lot Fund: $1,000.00 invested in dwelling on 
Spring Garden Street. 

Rent on hand April 16, 1942 $ 60.00 

Income for the year used for new roof and other repairs 

City and County Taxes , 19.70 

Balance on hand April 16, 1943 $ 40.70 

Deposit in Home Federal S. & L. A $604.52 

Interest on Deposit 18.27 

Amount in Account - $622.79 

3. The Cora Harrison Bequest: $500.00 loaned to C. E. Edwards 
on first real estate mortgage. 

Interest on hand April 16, 1942 $ 90.00 

By interest received 30.00 



Amount on hand April 16, 1943 $120.00 

4. Income from Stone Bequest: 

Amount on hand April 16, 1942 00 

Receipts : 

July, 1942— Spray B. & L. A $126.00 

July, 1942— Home Federal Savings & L. A 13.50 

July, 1942— Mutual B. & L. A 79.50 

December, 1942— Spray B. & L. A 110.25 

December, 1942— Interest on U. S. Bonds 130.13 

December, 1942 — Interest on U. S. Bonds 37.50 

December, 1942— Mutual B. & L. A 79.50 

December, 1942— Home Federal S. & L. A. 13.50 

December, 1942— Gate City B. & L. A., Int 4.67 

December, 1942— Federal Savings & L. A., Int... 178.99 $773.54 



Disbursements : 

April, 1943 — First Pres. Church, Leaksville, 

Mr. W. C. Booker, Treasurer $773.54 



Balance on hand April, 1943 00 

Total on hand on all Accounts $183.90 

Bank Balance $183.90 



$183.90 $183.90 



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The investments are as reported April 16, 1942, except $3,000 
of the deposit in the Federal Savings & L. A. of Greensboro, upon 
recommendation of the Board of Trustees, has been invested in 
U. S. Bonds, "G" Series, bearing 2V 2 % interest. The Serial Num- 
bers are as follows: 

Serial Number M812658G $1,000.00 

Serial Number M812659G 1,000.00 

Serial Number M812660G 1,000.(TO 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent. 

This is to certify! that I have conducted a detail audit of the 
books and records of Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Treasurer of the Com- 
mittee of Home Missions of the Synod of North Carolina, Schools 
and Colleges, Stewardship Committee, Defense Service Council, 
and Financial Agent of Orange Presbytery for the church year 
ending March 31, 1943, respectively. I have verified by inspection 
all securities held and have found them on hand as called for by 
the records. I have found the records correctly kept and all dis- 
bursements accounted for by vouchers properly executed. 

H. E. Schroeder, Public Accountant. 

Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 4, 1943. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

The Commission to install Rev. J. W. Foster on August 1, 
1943, at Springwood Presbyterian Church at 11 :00 a. m., as follows: 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie to preach the sermon. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preside and propound the constitutional 
question, Elder J. N. Benton to charge the congregation, and 
Elder E. C. McLean to charge the pastor. 

At Bethel Presbyterian Church the same date at 8:00 p. m. 
as follows: 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie to preside and profound the constitu- 
tinal questions, Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preach the sermon, Rev. N. 
N. Fleming to charge the pastor and Elder J. N. Benton to charge 
the congregation. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman of Committee. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson made verbal report on the Defense 
Service Council's Work and those churches which had 
not made any offering for this cause were urged to do so, 
as soon as possible. 

The place of the next Regular Meeting of Presbytery 
was left in the hands of the Stated Clerk and Moderator. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write Mr. R. R. 
King, Sr., Attorney, and request that he endeavor to have 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie appointed Trustee of the D. P. Foust 
Estate to represent the Presbytery. 



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Mr. John W. Simpson, Rev. E. E. Gillespie, and Mr. 
Chas. Boyd were appointed a Committee to make inves- 
tigation with regard to the disposition of the property of 
the former Church By The Side Of The Road. 

Rev. Robert Knox reported that Candidate Paul Rake- 
straw did not wish to be dropped from the roll of candi- 
dates. 

Presbytery voted to meet in adjourned session on 
Monday, August 2nd, 1943, in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, at 2 :30 p. m. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on August 2, 1943, at 2:30 p. m., the 
closing prayer and benediction were made by the Mode- 
rator. 

C. M. Jones, Moderator 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, August 2, 1943. 

Pursuant to adjournment Orange Presbytery, met on 
the above date at 2:30 p. m. in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, was called to order by Rev. 
K. L. Whittington, the last Moderator present, and con- 
stituted with prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

The following were present: 

Ministers: K. L. Whittington, N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, 
Chester Alexander, J. W. Foster, W. E. Harrop, R. F. Whitley, 
S. W. DuBose, and W. M. Baker. 

Elders: D. P. Clapp, Springwood; H. C. Foster, Shiloh; and 
J. Sam White, Mebane. 

Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D., presented letter of dis- 
mission from the Presbytery of Winston-Salem and asked 
to be received into Orange Presbytery. 

He was examined according to the Book of Church 
Order and the examination having been sustained as 
satisfactory he was ordered enrolled after signing the ob- 
ligation. 

Dr. McLaughlin was given permission to supply the 
Shiloh and Piedmont Churches for one year on the terms 
stated in the calls from those churches which had pre- 
viously been approved (see page 231). 

Presbytery admitted to record the report of the Com- 
mission appointed to install Rev. J. W. Foster at Bethel 
and Springwood Churches: as follows: 

The Commission from Orange Presbytery, appointed to in- 
stall Rev. J. W. Foster, met at Sringwood Presbyterian Church, 
Sunday, August 1, 1943, at 11:00 a. m., Dr. C. E. Hodgin, Chair- 
man. Elder J. N. Benton was elected Clerk, following prayer. 

With Dr. Hodgin presiding, Rev. E. E. Gillespie preached the 
sermon, after scripture reading and prayer by Dr. Gillespie. 

Dr. Hodgin propounded the constitutional questions to pastor 
and congregation. 

Elder Ernest C. McLean, of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Greensboro, charged the pastor, and Jas. N. Benton, elder of the 
Church of The Covenant, charged the congregation. 

Dr. Hodgin declared Rev. J. W. Foster duly installed pastor 
of the Springwood Church and offered the closing prayer, with the 
benediction by the pastor. 

The Commission reconvened at Bethel Presbyterian Church 
at 8:00 p. m. on the same date, with Dr. E. E. Gillespie presiding 
and propounding the constitutional questions. Dr. C. E. Hodgin 



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preached the sermon and Rev. N. N. Fleming offered prayer and 
charged the pastor, and Elder Jas. N. Benton charged the con- 
gregation. 

Dr. Gillespie, following prayer, declared Rev. J. W. Foster 
duly installed as pastor of Bethel Church. Rev. J. W. Foster pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer by Rev. N. N. Fleming. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Jas. N. Benton, Clerk. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. C. McLauchlin 
to meet in the Stoney Creek Church near Burlington, 
N. C, on Tuesday, October 12, 1943, at 10:00 a. m. 

K. L. Whittington, Moderator 

S. W. DuBosE, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

Route 2, Burlington, N. C, October 12, 1943 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 348th Stated 
Session on the above date in the Stoney Creek Church, 
near Burlington at 10 :00 a. m., and was constituted with 
prayer and the singing of a hymn. The opening sermon 
was-preached by the Moderator, Rev. C. M. Jones, on the 
subject, "Jesus as a Revolutionist and a Radical." 

The roll was called and the following found present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander W. S. Sharpe Burlington, 1st 

W. M. Baker 

A. D. Carswell E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

J. W. Wicker White Hill 

Hayes Clark 

N. R. Claytor 

A. P. Dickson Tom A. McKnight Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

H. H. Strayhorn New Hope 

L. T, Edgerton L. L. Garrison Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming J. E. Covington Hawfields 

J. W. Foster F. B. Greeson Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

A. V. Gibson 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop Roy Davis Graham 

F. M. Hawley, STD 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske - 

Chas. M. Jones 

Frank S. Jones, Th.M 

Robert Knox, D.D 

John P. LaForte D. L. Smith El-Bethel 

W. C. McLauchlin, D.D _J. C. Edwards Piedmont 

J. M. Millard W. L. Sharpe Alamance 

C. F. Myers, D.D C. G. Yates Greensboro, 1st 

0. W. Perrell Ben McCulloch Stony Creek 

D. A. Swicord 

J. S. Walkup 

John Whitley N. H. McCollum Leaksville, 1st 

R. F. Whitley C. TV Chandler Yanceyville 

C. C. Smith Leesburg 

K. L. Whittington L. W. Smith Bessemer 

0. C. Williamson, D.D Z. I. Walser High Point, 1st 

J. T. Hooks Brentwood 

Jas. N. Benton Covenant 

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Rev. Robert Knox was elected Moderator by accla- 
mation, and Rev. J. W. Foster was elected Temporary 
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Presbytery heard the following report on Orders: 

Recess at 11:50, Communion Service at 12:00, Lunch at 12:30, 
Reconvene at 1:30, at which time the Historical Sketch of Stoney 
Creek Church will be presented. 

The report was adopted and the Docket was adopted 
after being amended to give a special order to have the 
Religious Education Committee Report at 11 :00 a. m., 
and to hear Rev. L. C. LaMotte, on Christian Education 
at 10:50. The Docket amended is as follows: 

|§| ; - " DOCKET 

of 348th Stated Session of Orange Presbytery 
Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church 

R. F. D., Burlington, N. C. 
Tuesday, October 12, 1943, 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. C. M. Jones, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with Prayer. 

2. Sermon by the Moderator. 

3. Roll Call. 

4. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

5. Report of Committee on Orders — Perrell: Adoption of Docket. 

6. Reading of Communications. 

7. 'Communion Service — Led by Moderator and Pastor of host 
Church. 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

(1) Installations — 3 members. 

(2) Nominations — 5 members. 

(3) Thanks — 3 members. 

9. Report of Committee on Questions from General Assembly — 
Swicord, J. C. Whitley, and C. C. McLean. 

10. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations, Report 
Through Committee on Christian Education — Baker. 

11. Calls or Dismissions. 

12. Report of Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

13. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Huske. 

14. Statistical Report to Synod — Fleming. 

15. Report of Executive Committees — 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 

(2) Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions — Pate. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Educational Institutions — Cook. 

(5) Orphans — W. P. Jones. 

(6) Religious Education — DuBose. 

16. Report of Treasurer of Presbytery — Hodgin. 

17. Report of Standing Committees. 



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18. Unfinished Business. 

19. Place of Next Meeting. 

20. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

Standing Orders — 2:00 p. m. Reception of Candidates. 

2:30 p. m. Popular Meeting on Home 
Missions. 

Sketch of Stoney Creek Church, 1:30 p. m. 

Amendments — to hear Rev. L. C. LaMotte, D.D., at 10:50, on Edu- 
cationl Institutions; and to hear the reports of the Religious 
Education Committee at 11:00 a. m. 

The retiring Moderator, Rev. C. M. Jones, reported 
that he had brought greetings from Presbytery to the 
Bethany Church at their dedication services on October 
3, 1943. 

Presbytery heard communications as follows: 

From Rev. W. T. Thompson asking to be excused 
from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. The 
request was granted. 

From Mr. R. R. King : That, "No executor, co- or oth- 
erwise could be appointed to the Foust Estate as long as 
Mr. Clapp lives and acts as executor." 

From the Committee appointed to investigate the 
property of the former Church-By-The-Side-of-The-Road 
as follows : 

Greensboro, N. C, October 8, 1943. 

To Orange Presbytery, 

In Session October 12, 1943, 

Stony Creek Church, N. C. 

Fathers and Brethren: 

We, the undersigned, the Committee appointed by you to in- 
vestigate the possibility of recovering the money advanced to the 
Church-By-The-Side-Of-The-Road, Greensboro, N. C, by the Home 
Missions Committee, beg to submit the following report: 

(1) The above church incurred an indebtedness, secured by 
individual endorsers and, to protect these endorsers, gave to them 
a mortgage on its property. This mortgage was foreclosed and 
the title to the property passed to the purchaser at the foreclosure. 
This mortgage was given some two years prior to the initial ac- 
tion by Orange Presbytery and also prior to the dissolution of the 
church. It is our opinion that this procedure was entirely legal 
and the Orange Presbytery, having failed to protect its rights at 
the ssle, has, from this standpoint, no standing now. 

(2) In accepting financial assistance from the Home Missions 
Committee, the above church, under the authority of a congrega- 



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tional meeting, duly called and held, executed a guaranty, over 
the official signature of its Trustees to repay the above Commit- 
tee, in case of the dissolution of the church or of a discontinuation 
of its use as a Presbyterian church, which establishes a moral ob- 
ligation on the part of the members to protect the Committee 
against loss, and, by a presentation by the Presbytery of this mor- 
al obligation to these members, they might acknowledge it and a 
recovery be had. In view, however, of the time that has elapsed 
and the consequent dispersal of the members of this church, we 
do not consider this to be probable. 

(3) Therefore, in view of the above facts, and of the feel- 
ing which would be engendered by any action of Orange Presby- 
tery, a feeling which, in its undesirable consequences, will out- 
weigh the value to the Presbytery of any probable financial re- 
covery, we recommend that no action be taken by the Presbytery, 
and that the whole matter be regarded as closed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John W. Simpson, Chairman, 
Charles T. Boyd, 
E. E. Gillespie, 

Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the recommendation of the Com- 
mittee. 

Communications from the Synod were referred to a 
Special Committee of three to be appointed by the Mo- 
derator. See appointment of Committees. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin read letter from Chaplain E. H. 
Clarke, and also reported having heard from Chaplain 
C. G. Smith through Mrs. Smith. 

Presbytery excused Rev. R. M. Williams from atten- 
dance upon this meeting of Presbytery (he being absent 
owing to death of Mrs. Williams brother) and instructed 
the Stated Clerk to express to Mrs. Williams the sym- 
pathy of the Presbytery in her loss. 

Revs. Frederick W. Lewis, D.D., Donald MacColl, D.D. 
from the Presbytery of Brooklyn-Nassau (U. S. A.) 
and J. 0. Mann, D.D., from the Presbytery of Wilming- 
ton were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

The Committee on Religious Education presented Rev. 
J. 0. Mann who spoke on the Religious Education Ad- 
vance, his subject being "The Need For a Christian Cul- 
ture In Our Homes/' 

In appreciation of this splendid message, Presbytery 
stood and was led in prayer by the Moderator. 



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Presbytery then took recess to prepare for the Com- 
munion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened and the Moderator announc- 
ed the following committees : 

Installations : Chester Alexander, Roy Whitley, A. D. 
Cars well. 

Nominations : 0. C. Williamson, D. A. Swicord, N. 
N. Fleming, W. L. Sharpe and W. S. Sharpe. 

Thanks: C. M. Jones, J. S. Walkup, and N. H. Mc- 
Collum. 

On Matters From Synod: W. E. Harrop, J. C .Whit- 
ley, Tom A. McKnight. 

The Communion Service was conducted by Revs. Ro- 
bert Knox and 0. W. Perrell, assisted by the following 
Ruling Elders: From Stoney Creek — R. L. Walker, Ben 
McCulloch, L. L. Garrison, Frank Barker, George R. 
Garrison; from the First Church Burlington — John A. 
Barnwell, W. S. Sharpe; from Cross Roads — L. L. Gar- 
rison. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch. 

. AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened with the singing of a hymn, 
reading of Scripture by the Moderator, and prayer by 
Rev. W. C. McLauchlin. 

The following Historical Sketch of the Stoney Creek 
Church was read by Mrs. Ben McCulloch and admitted 
to record: 

A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF STONEY CREEK 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church was organized in the 
year 1775. Since the early minutes of this church have been lost, 
and few families have a family record, a list of the charter mem- 
bers of the church is not known. 

We have, however, an accurate record of one charter member 
and elder, James Moore, written in a family record book by his 
grandson, Thomas Moore, in the early part of the nineteenth cen- 
tury. 

From this family record we learn that James Moore and his 
wife and family left Derry County, Ireland, landed in Philadelphia 
and came through Virginia on wagons to North Carolina in 1772. 
They settled on Laughlin's Creek, a branch of Stoney Creek, about 
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The Moores were Scotch-Irish of the Presbyterian Faith and 
helped in the establishment of Stoney Creek Church. 

James Moore and his son, Robert Moore, were two of the 
first elders — the only two that are known at the present time. 

The earliest church record of session in our possession dates 
back to July 21, 1821. From this record we gather that the church 
had become disorganized sometime prior to this for at this meet- 
ing the Church was re-organized "by a Committee appointed by 
the Presbytery of Orange, consisting of Rev. John H. Pickard 
and the Rev. Elijah Graves." Robert Moore and Jacob Garrison, 
former elders were received as elders of the church and Samuel 
Edminston who brought his letter from Cross Roads was appointed 
clerk. At the time the Church was first re-organized only 14 mem- 
bers were on the roll. Nine of these were former members — the 
others bringing their letters from Cross Roads or Hawfields. 

By 1830 there were 43 white members and 4 colored. 

The family names on this first roll include: Moore, Garri- 
son, Edminston, Barber, Tate, McClure, Anderson, Mitchell, Fin- 
ley, Ector, Jeffers, Faucet, Ross, Underwood, Thomas and Hughes. 
The elders during this period were: Robert Moore, Jacob Garri- 
son, Thomas Moore, Samuel Edminston, James Moore, Evans 
Jeffers and Andrew Hughes. The pastor was Rev. John W. Pick- 
ard. 

The old church building was moved away and new one erected 
in its place in 1854 during the pastorate of Rev. Thomas Lynch. 
The minutes of sessions have this to say about it: "The congre- 
gation at Stoney Creek concluded in the fall of 1853 to build a 
new church, and by furnishing the heavy lumber, hauling and 
other work have built a comfortable house 36 by 46 feet. It was 
finished in the fall of 1854. The Committee is still in debt 160 
or 180 dollars, which they are trying to raise by subscription. 
The house is perhaps worth a thousand dollars." 

This building then, as given in the session book, was a rec- 
tangular building, ceiled with the wide planks common to that 
period, with two entrances in the south near the present door for 
the white members and a side entrance on the west which led to 
a gallery for the colored members or slaves. There were two 
aisles with one row of long pews in the center of the church and 
a row of smaller ones on each side. The road ran in front of the 
church at that time. 

Many of our present members remember when our church 
was remodlled to its present form around 1910 during the pasto- 
rate of Rev. W. O. Sample. At that time the pulpit was extended 
to the North and the Sunday School rooms, tower, entrance and 
steps were added to the South and East. The entire inside of the 
church was torn out, including the slave gallery, floor, ceiling, 
roof, and even the hand hewn sleepers which had warped. 

The church was plastered and the present ceiling, floor, 
pews, pulpit, and choir loft were put in. Mr. Lee Barnett had 
charge of the carpenter work, and Mr. Sam Matlock had the con- 
tract for the plastering. 

The congregation assisted in doing the work. The posts at 
the entrance of the church are the same that were used to hold 



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up the slave gallery and ceiling in the original church, and the 
big stones, used as underpinning of the Sunday School rooms are 
the original rock hewn steps. 

The Sunday School was apparently organized around 1874 
for we have this record concerning it in the session book, dated 
March 1874: "Resolve that the Session approve of the effort that 
has been made and continues to be made to maintain a Sabbath 
School in this church and also the plan of teaching adopted in 
the same." A report to Presbytery made on the same date gives 
the communicant members as 43 and the children in Sabbath 
School as 30. Mr. Joseph L. Wilson was clerk of the session at 
that time. His daughter, Mrs. Mary Barnett, who is one of our 
oldest members, recalls some of the memories of this Sunday 
School. The teachers were: Mr. Joseph L. Wilson, Mrs. Martha 
Wilson Forest, and Miss Kitty Garrison. T.he first thing that was 
studied each Sunday morning was "Webster's Blue Back Spell- 
ing Book." Many children first learned their letters in this Sun- 
day School. Besides the spelling book the children were taught to 
memorize the catechism, the Lord's Prayer, and other portions 
of Scripture. 

The ladies' work was organized April 1, 1894, during the 
pastorate of Rev. James L. Currie. It was then called, "The 
Ladies' Foreign Mission Society." The officers were: President, 
Mrs. Lon Garrison; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Mary McCulloch. 
There were 14 members on the first roll. 

Later this organization was called, "The Ladies' Aid Society." 
On February 2, 1919, the ladies voted to charge 15c per month 
dues in order, "to join the mission organization of the Church, 
to begin the first of March." 

Accordingly the present Auxiliary was organized March 1, 
1919. Mrs. W. J. Barker was President and Miss Mary McCul- 
loch, Secretary and Treasurer. The present Auxiliary has a mem- 
bership of 26 active members. President, Mrs. Melvin Garrison; 
Secretary, Mrs. S. B. Sadler; Treasurer, Miss Gladys Sartin. 

Many of our older members remember the old log session house 
which stood until 1923 a few feet fom the church in the south- 
east corner of our present cemetery. This was apparently built 
before 1821 as there is no mention made of its being built in the 
session book. Besides being used as a session house, it was also 
used as a school building. Our oldest members can recall their 
school days there. 

About 1915 a public high school was built by popular sub- 
scription about 300 yards east of the church, although this 
school cannot be credited to the Presbyterians as the entire neigh- 
borhood assisted in organizing and building the school, the mem- 
bers of our church were very active in its organization. In 1929 
this school was consolidaated with the present Altamaha-Ossippee 
High School, and in 1933, during Rev. Frank S. Blue's pastorate, 
the Stoney Creek High School building was bought by the session, 
moved to its present position, and remodeled as Sunday School 
rooms and community house. 

Stoney Creek Church is proud of the fact that Dr. John Mack 
Walker, pastor of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, Mecklenburg 
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and his son, Rev. John Mack Walker, Jr., Pastor of Roanoke 
Rapids Presbyterian Church, a grandson of our congregation. 
From the old records of Thomas Moore, we also learn that Dr. 
W. L. Lingle is a grandson of Dinah Moore Lynch, who was a 
granddaughter of James Moore, one of the original founders and 
elders of this church ; so we count him a grandson of the congrega- 
tion several times removed. 

On the present church roll there are 101 members. Our Sun- 
day School has an enrollment of 50. 

In the armed forces of the present war we have five church 
members, four of whom are, or have been in over sea service. On 
September 12, 1942, one of our members, Pvt. R. P. Garrison, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. George Garrison, was drowned in the South Pa- 
cific. Besides these five church members there are many others 
in the service that formerly attended our Sunday School. 

From the records we gather that Stoney Creek has always 
been a rather small congregation, composed chiefly of farmers 
and their families, some of whom now live in adjoining towns 
but retain their membership with the home church. Throughout 
the years many of its members have gone to help build the sur- 
rounding Presbyterian Churches as well as the churches of other 
denominations. At the same time, on our present roll we have some 
members who have come to us from other denominations. 

A complete history of Stoney Creek Church has never been 
compiled. There are, no doubt, many other interesting facts con- 
cerning the church which are not given in this brief sketch. 

Mrs. Ben McCulloch. 

The Special Committee on Proposed Amendments to 
The Standards made report recommending that Presby- 
tery vote on the amendments to the Book of Church Or- 
der, which was done as follows: 

The General Assembly in May, 1943, approved and sent to 
the Presbyteries for their advice and consent, two Amendments to 
the Book of Church Order. The aproval of a majority, or 45, of 
the Presbytery is necessary before a subsequent Assembly can 
enact them. The Amendments are as follows: 

1. The following amendment to Par. 76-a, section 4: (Page 84 
of 1943 Assembly Minutes). 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work is empower- 
ed to visit churches for the purpose of inquiring into difficulties 
that may have arisen within them, and to counsel with the parties 
concerned. It may act to correct these difficulties, with the full 
power of Presbytery, (see par. 76), if requested to do so by both 
parties concerned, or if such power be specifically granted by 
Presbytery. 

Approved by Presbytery. 

2. The following amendment to Par. 86: (Page 52 of 1943 As- 
sembly Minutes). 

Every Presbytery shall be entitled to send one minister and 
one ruling elder; but if the number of communicants in its 



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churches and ministers on its rolls together be over 4,000, it shall 
be entitled to an additional minister and ruling elder for every 
additional 4,000 or major fraction thereof. 

Disapproved by Presbytery. 

The Committee recommended, and it was adopted, 
that two Special Committees be appointed to study the 
other matters as follows : 

1. On the proposed amendments to the Confession of Faith 
and Catechisms — Revs. M. S. Huske, A. V. Gibson and Chester 
Alexander. 

2. The Revision of the Book of Church Order — Revs. W. E. 
Harrop, W. M. Baker and N. N. Fleming. 

The above report was submitted by Rev. D. A. Swi- 
cord, Chairman of the Special Committee on Matters 
from the General Assembly. 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendations 
from the Commission on The Minister and His Work : 

1. To receive Revs. Frederick W. Lewis, D.D., and Donald 
MacColl, D.D. from the Presbytery of Brooklyn-Nassau (U. S. A.), 
the Commission having examined their Letters of Dismission and 
both having appeared before the Commission — both have retired 
from the actual work of the ministry and are now residing with- 
in the bounds of Orange Presbytery, and both are under the Pen- 
sion Fund of the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.). 

2. To approve the Call from the Brentwood Presbyterian 
Church for the pastoral services of Rev. J. P. H. McNatt at a 
salary of $1400 annually and Manse and Annuity Payments, the 
above salary to be supplemented by the Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions Committee in the amount of $600, Mr. McNatt having been 
approved to the church. 

3. That East Burlington be permitted to change the terms 
of its call for Rev. J. S. Walkup from $900 per year to $1100, the 
understanding being that the Home Mission Committee would 
raise the amount it pays from $600 to $700 making the total 
salary $1800, and that the church be commended for this forward 
step. 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. M. 
S. Huske. 

Presbytery then proceeded to examine Revs. Fred- 
erick W. Lewis, D.D., and Donald MacColl, D.D., accord- 
ing to the requirements of the Book of Church Order, 
which examination being sustained in its several parts 
and as a whole they were enrolled after signing the obli- 
gation. 

An overture submitted by Rev. Chester Alexander 
was referred to a Special Committee of five : Revs. Ches- 



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ter Alexander, W. C. McLaughlin, F. M. Hawley, and 
C. M. Jones, with Ruling Elder Z. I. Walser. The Overture 
is as follows: 

"That the Presbytery of Orange hereby overture the 
General Assembly that the existing Negro Presbyteries 
within its bounds be dissolved together with Snedecor 
Memorial Synod, of which these Presbyteries form the 
constituency, and that the churches and ministers which 
constitute the Negro Presbyteries be assigned to the 
Presbyteries and Synods already existing in their terri- 
tory or its environs." 

The Presbytery's Home Missions Committee made re- 
port and presented Rev. W. C. McLauchlin who spoke on 
the work in the defense Area of Burlington. 

Presbytery adopted recommendation authorizing the 
Chairman of the Committee, Rev. J .M. Millard, to sign 
notes to the Synod's Home Mission Committee with the 
Bessemer Church for $3450 and Brentwood Church for 
$3000 for loans to be applied to securing manses in these 
two churches. 

Rev. J. M. Millard presented report on the Home Mis- 
sion Emergency Campaign which was received as infor- 
mation. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT 

Your Financial Agent has received the sum of $2,019.54 as 
partial payment on the $5000 bequest of Mrs. Carrie Banks Holt 
Mebane. The Executors state that an additional payment will be 
made when certain land in North Carolina has been sold and all 
expenses and taxes have been settled. TJie section of will relating 
to this Bequest reads as follows: "16. To Orange Presbytery in 
the . State of North Carolina the sum of Five Thousand Dollars 
($5,000.00) the same to be used by said Presbytery for the sup- 
port of ministers of the weaker churches of this denomination." 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Special Com- 
mittee on matters from the Synod presented by the 
Chairman, Rev. W. E. Harrop, as amended as follows : 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

1. That all ministers and churches be urged to observe 
Young People's Night on November 14th, and that an offering for 
Synod's Young People's Work be taken according to our custom 
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2. That all churches and Sunday Schools be urged to take a 
special offering for Vacation Bible School work in our Synod on 
April 16, 1944. 

3. That all churches be urged to place the cause of Religious 
Education in the Synod in their budgets for the full 3%% of all 
benevolent funds. 

4. That when conferences for Superintendents are announced 
all pastors encourage their Superintendents to attend, providing 
the expenses to make this possible. 

EVANGELISM 

1. That Presbytery heartily endorse the Church's Victory Cru- 
sade. 

2. That Victory Crusade Conferences be held where it is 
deemed feasible. 

3. That every church plan to conduct an evangelistic cam- 
paign during the year. 

The resolution from Synod looking to the consolida- 
tion of Educational Institutions under Synodical Control 
was rejected by Presbytery. 

Under the report of the Committee on Evangelism 
given by the Chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie spoke on evangelism as the main objective of our 
church. The report was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the nomnating com- 
mittee as follows : 

On the Commission on the Minister and His Work, Rev. 
J. W. Foster to succeed Rev. N. N. Fleming and Mr. L. E. Beard 
to succeed Mr. John W. Simpson — both for three years. (The 
terms of both the above had expired and they were ineligible for 
reelection) . 

Signed: O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 
Presbytery adopted by rising vote the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Your committee wishes to express to the pastor and members of 
the Stoney Creek Church the thanks of Orange Presbytery for 
the splendid hospitality of this occasion. Especially for the bounti- 
ful meal prepared and served so graciously by them in a time of 
rationing. We appreciate deeply this fine hospitality which will 
lcng be remembered by the members of Presbytery in attendance. 
We rejoice with you in your splendid history of a hundred and 
sixty-eight years and pray God's richest blessings upon your en- 
deavors in the future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Your Committee on Thanks, 

C. M. Jones, 
J. S. Walkup, 
H. H. McCollum. 



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Presbytery admitted to record the following: 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO SYNOD 
September 30, 1943 

Orange Presbytery has 44 ministers; licentiates; 9 candi- 
dates; 13,957 communicants; 66 churches; valued at $2,110,000; 31 
manses, valued at $142,000. Total number received on profession 
of faith 383. 

Changes during the year: 

Ministers received: Rev. Frank S. Jones, King's Mountain, 
January 12, 1943; Rev. Robert Knox, D.D., Brazos, June 17, 1943; 
Rev. John W. Foster, Winston-Salem, July 20, 1943; and Rev. W. 
C. McLauchlin, D.D., Winston-Salem, August 2, 1943. 

Ministers dismissed: Rev. E. L. Beall to Savannah, Novem- 
ber 2, 1942. 

Pastoral relations established : Rev. Frank S. Jones, Ashe- 
boro, January 24, 1943; Rev. Chester Alexander, Burlington First, 
November 1, 1942; Rev. John P. LaForte, El-Bethel and River- 
view, June 27, 1943; Rev. John W. Foster, Bethel and Springwood, 
August 1, 1943. 

Pastoral relations dissolved: Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Ashe- 
boro, June 15, 1942 (Not previously reported) ; Rev. E. L. Beall, 
Bethel and Springwood, November 2, 1942. 

Candidates : 

Received: J. H. Lansinger, December 17, 1942, examination; 
John Peter LaForte, June 17, 1943, from Upper Missouri. 

Dismissed: Roger M. Rice, Jr., June 17, 1943, Greenbrier; J. 
H. Lansinger, July 20, 1943, Granville. 

Dropped: Ivan B. Stafford, April 13, 1943 (At his own re- 
quest) . 

Licensed: John Peter LaForte, June 17, 1943. 
Licentiates : 

Ordained: John Peter LaForte, June 27, 1943. 

Signed : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

A communication from Flora Macdonald College was 
read and referred to the Committee on Educational In- 
stitutions. 

A letter from Home Missions Committee of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery was read and referred to the Home 
Missions Committee of Orange Presbytery. 

A letter concerning the election of trustees was re- 
ceived as information. 

Presbytery adopted the report and recommendations 
of the Committee on Christian Education and Minister- 
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Since our report of last October we have lost four names from 
our roll of candidates. Roger M. Rice graduated at Union Theo- 
logical Seminary and was dismissed to Greenbrier Presbytery. 
J. H. Lansinger, after doing satisfactory work at Union Theolo- 
gical Seminary last winter, was dismissed to Granville Presbytery. 
Ivan B. Stafford was, at his request, dropped from the roll of 
candidates. Miss Margaret Cook finished at the Assembly's Train- 
ing School in May and was happily married to Rev. G. A. Hamlin, 
a Christian minister of Richlands, N. C. 

This leaves us eight candidates for the ministry and one can- 
didate for medical mission service: 

1. Don C. Austin did summer school work at Wheaton Col- 
lege and had planned to enter Columbia Theological Seminary this 
fall, but we have not heard from him since he wrote, in the early 
summer, asking Presbytery's permission to enter the Navy V-12 
Program as candidate 'for Chaplaincy. 

2. Russell Booth Fleming spent the summer at home and 
worked to earn money to help pay expenses in college this winter. 
He had valuable experience in conference work and in his home 
church. He is at King College for his third year. 

3. Jimmie Nesbit writes that he had a fine summer. He did 
his work as President of Y. P. of Orange Presbytery, attended 
Synod's Council in June, the Regional Conference at Peace College 
and led the Presbytery Council, meeting in a retreat near Sanford. 
In the meantime he worked in Belk's Department Store, 9:00 a. m. 
to 5:30 p. m. and then worked third shift, 12:00 to 6:00 a. m. 
in a defense plant. He is a Junior at Davidson College. 

4. Robert Lee Turner worked in his home church with his 
pastor, Rev. John Whitley, and made funds in the cotton mills to 
help defray expenses in school for this, his third year at David- 
son College. Robert was married after school closed last spring 
and is planning to carry on in his work in preparing for the minis- 
try. 

5. George C. White, Jr., when last heard from, was in the 
Marines and stationed at Parris Island, S. C. 

6. Robert Murphy Williams, Jr., is in his senior year at Un- 
ion Theological Seminary. He was assistant pastor in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N. C, where he had a full and 
happy summer's work. The pastor was ill most of the summer and 
the full responsibility fell on Bobbie who measured up in a fine 
way. Bobbie hopes to graduate next spring, be ordained, and en- 
ter the Navy as Chaplain. 

7. Alfred McNair is a Junior at Davidson College. Alfred 
was in summer school at Davidson for a full summer's work. He 
expects to graduate at the end of next summer's work, a year 
early. He is on "Y" Council and has a Sunday School class for 
practical work. 

8. Jake Bradsher enlisted in the Navy as Apprentice Seamen 
under the V-12 Program. Under the speeded up program he will 
finish in medicine at Duke University about September 1944. His 
expenses are paid by the Government and he will serve in the 
Army or Navy when through. He is keeping before him his ulti- 
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9. Benjamin Paul Rakestraw is at home, Reidsville, N. C, 
R. F. D. 

These are all fine young men and are diligent and earnest in 
the pursuit of their courses. They are making satisfactory pro- 
gress. 

The Mary I. Smith Loan Fund now has $982.03 in the banks. 
We have six accounts outstanding amounting to $470. We have 
collected $100 and made a loan of $50 since our last report. 

We recommend : 

1. That every church in Orange Presbytery be urged to pre- 
sent the cause of Ministerial Relief on the 3rd or 4th Sunday in 
December, by a pageant or other program, and ask for a generous 
offering as a "Joy Gift." There were 528 homes depending upon 
this committee for support last year; 160 ministers, 331 widows, 
23 orphans, and 14 non-ordained employees, They still look to us 
for our help. 

2. Orange Presbytery would express its appreciation of the 
long faithful service of Dr. Henry H. Sweets in the office of 
Executive Secretary of Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief. 

For thirty-nine years you have given the very best of mind, 
heart and body in the great cause of training young life for large 
service in leadership in our church, and the kind, Chistian assis- 
tance to the aged and needy servants, their widows and orphans. 

The large growth in the work of your office is a monument 
to your consecrated zeal and firm executive ability. TJie success- 
ful inauguration of the M. A. F. stands out as the reward of a 
great faith and the crowning work of a rich life. 

You have greatly endeared yourself to the whole church and 
enshrined yourself in the hearts of all the brethren in our church. 

In your retirement we pray that God's richest blessings may 
continue to abide upon you and may your remaining years be rich 
and satisfying. 

Orange Presbytery welcomes you, Dr. Wade H. Boggs, into 
your new work as Executive Secretary of C. E. & M. R. of the 
Presbyterian Church U. S., and expresses its confidence in your 
abilities and zeal to carry on the work of your high office. 

Signed: W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

The Committe on Foreign Missons reported through 
its chairman, Rev. D. A. Swicord. The Committee re- 
commended that its chairman be permitted to arrange 
for Missionary speakers in the churches, that the Foreign 
Missions Study Season and Week of Prayer and Self 
Denial in January be observed, and that time be granted 
at the January meeting for a popular meeting on Foreign 
Missions. The recommendations were adopted. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 
made verbal report which was received as information. 



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The place of the next meeting of Presbytery was left 
to the Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin requested that the Chaplains be 
remembered in the closing prayer. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presby- 
tery adjourned with the singing of the Doxology and 
prayer by the Moderator; to meet on Tuesday, January 
11, 1944 (place to be selected). 

Robert Knox, Moderator, 

S. W. DuBoslE, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, November 11, 1943. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderatoi Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the Firsc Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C, at 2 :30 p. m., and was con- 
stituted with prayer by Rev. Robert Knox, the Modera- 
tor, who led the opening devotional. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

Ministers: Robert Knox, W. A. Pate, C. E. Hodgin, J. S. 
Walkup, D. A. Swicord, L. T. Edgerton, Chester Alexander, J. W. 
Foster, J. M. Millard, 0. C. Williamson, M. S. Huske, K. L. Whit- 
tington, C. M. Jones, W. E. Harrop, R. Murphy Williams, W. M. 
Baker, A. V. Gibson, S. W. DuBose, N. N. Fleming, R. F. Whitley, 
E. E. Gillespie, and Hayes Clark. 

Elders: D. E. Shaw, Broadway; Dr. Lynn Mclver, Sanford; 
J. A. Dalrymple, Jonesboro; J. T. Hooks, Brentwood; Dr. W. A. 
Hayes, High Point First; E. A. Ranson, Greensboro First, and 
W. B. Millner, Reidsville. 

The following call was read, found in order, and taken 
up seriatim: 

• November 1, 1943. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1943, at 
2:30 p. m., in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, to 
transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act upon the resignation of the Rev. A. V. 
Gibson of the pastorate of the Sanford Presbyterian Church, and 
grant him a Letter of Dismission to the Presbytery of Atlanta; 

2. To receive Rev. J. P. H. McNatt from the Presbytery of 
Mecklenburg, place in his hands the Call from the Brentwood 
Church, and arrange for his Installation as pastor of that Church; 

3. Transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items of business. 

Robert Knox, Moderator, 

By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson offered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of the Sanford Church and asked that the pastoral 
relation be dissolved effective November 15, 1943, and 
that he be granted a Letter of Dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of Atlanta, that he might accept a Call to the 
Morningside Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. 

The minutes of the Congregational Meeting of the 
Sanford Church, concurring with Mr. Gibson in his re- 



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quest, were read by Dr. Lynn Mclver, Elder from that 
Church. 

Many expressions of regret and appreciation of Mr. 
Gibson's fine work were heard, after which his request 
was granted, the pastoral relation dissolved, and he was 
granted the Letter of Dismission to the Presbytery of 
Atlanta. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write a letter to 
accompany the Letter of Dismission embodying the re- 
marks made in appreciation of Mr. Gibson. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. 0. C. Williamson to 
take the place of Mr. Gibson on the Special Committee 
on Amendments to the Confession of Faith. 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt presented Letter of Dismission 
from the Presbytery of Mecklenburg and asked to be re- 
ceived by Orange Presbytery that he might accept the 
Call to the Brentwood Church. (Presbytery had already 
adopted the report of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, and had approved the Call). 

Mr. McNatt was examined according to the Book of 
Church Order, and the examination having been sustain- 
ed as satisfactory, he was enrolled after signing the obli- 
gation. 

The Call from the Brentwood Church was then placed 
in Mr. McNatt's hands and accepted by him. 

The following Commission was appointed to install 
Rev. J. P. H. McNatt pastor of the Brentwood Church, on 
November 21, 1943, at 7 :30 p. m. 

Rev. O. C. Williamson to preside and propound the questions. 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie to preach the sermon. Rev. C. E. Hodgin to 
charge the pastor, and Ruling Elder Charles W. Perry to charge 
the congregation. Alternates: Rev. R. M. Williams, and Ruling 
Elder Z. I. Walser — a quorum to be two Ministers and one Elder. 

The minutes were read, corrected and approved and 
Presbytery adjourned to meet at the Church of the Cov- 
enant, Greensboro, N. C, on January 11, 1944, at 10 :00 
a. m. 

The closing prayer was offered by Rev. J. P. H. Mc- 
Natt. 

Robert Knox, Moderator, 
S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, January 11, 1944. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Regular Winter 
Adjourned Meeting on the above date in the Church of 
The Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, at 10:00 a. m., was 
called to order and constituted with prayer by the Rev. 
Robert Knox, the Moderator, who preached the opening 
sermon from the text John 10:10 — "I am come that they 
might have life, and that they might have it more abun- 
dantly.' 



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The roll was called and the following noted present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander R. Allen Bain Burlington, 1st 

W. M. Baker 

Hayes Clark 

S. W. DuBose 

L. T. Edgerton L. L. Garrison. _ Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming J. E. Covington Hawfields 

J. W. Foster F. B. Greeson Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop Roy Davis Graham 

J. Blair Long Bethany 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske___ 

C. M. Jones 

F. S. Jones 

W. P. Jones J. H. Dick Westminster 

Robert Knox, D.D R. W. Oakley Speedwell 

John P. LaForte O. C. Jones Riverview 

D. L. Smith El-Bethel 

F. W. Lewis, D.D 

Donald MacColl, D.D 

J. P. H. McNatt 

W. C. McLauchlin,~D.D M. C. Loy Shiloh 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D Wright Murphy Greensboro, 1st 

W. A. Pate D. E. Shaw Broadway 

O. W. Perrell R. L. Walker Stoney Creek 

D. A. Swicord W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

J. S. Walkup 

John C. Whitley J. H. Booker Leaksville, 1st 

K. L. Whittington 

R. Murphv Williams A. F. Thiel Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Z. I. Walser__._ High Point, 1st 

J. Siewers Wall.' Madison 

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Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Orders with the Docket as amended : 

The Report on Foreign Missions with Popular Meeting to come 
immediately after the Stewardship Report, this to be followed by 
the Communion Service; Recess for lunch at 1:00 p. m. to recon- 
vene at 2:00 p. m., and the Election of Commissioners to the Gene- 
ral Assembly to follow the Reception of Candidates. 

DOCKET 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Winter Meeting, Church of The Covenant 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, January 11th, 1944, 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. Robert Knox, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer; Devotional Service. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Report on Orders — Rev. R. Murphy Williams. 

4. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Communications. 

7. Report of Stewardship Committee — Harrop and Hodgin. 

8. Communion Service — Led by Revs. Robert Knox and R. M. 
Williams. 

9. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Huske. 

11. Report of Commission to install Rev. J. P. H. McNatt — Wil- 
liamson. 

12. Calls or Dismissions. 

13. Report of Special Committees: 

(1) On Amendments to Book of Church Order — Harrop. 

(2) On Amendments to Confession of Faith — Huske. 

(3) On Overture to General Assembly — C. M. Jones. 

14. Report on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

15. Report of Special Committee on Educational Institutions — 
Williamson. 

16. Report on Foreign Missions — Swicord. 

17. Report of Standing Committees: 

(1) Installations: Alexander, R. F. Whitley, Carswell. 

(2) Nominations: Williamson, Swicord, Fleming, W. L. Sharpe, 
and W. S. Sharpe. 

(3) Thanks: C. M. Jones, Walkup, and N. H. McCollum. 

18. Unfinished Business. 

19. New Business. 

20. Place of Next Meeting. 

21. Kead and Approve Minutes. 

22. Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 11 A. M. Report of Stewardship Committee. 

2 P. M. Reception of Candidates. 



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The minutes of the Called Meeting of November 11, 
1943, were read for information. 

Revs. W. T. Thompson and R. F. Whitley were ex- 
cused from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

A written request from Rev. Jonas Barclay that he 
be granted a Certificate of Dismission to the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg was granted, and Presbytery requested 
that Rev. C. E. Hodgin write Brother Barclay a letter in 
appreciation of his faithful services in Orange Presby- 
tery. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported letters from Chaplains 
E. H. Clarke and C. G. Smith ; also Rev. N. N. Fleming 
reported letter from Chaplain S. S. Wiley — these letters 
to be read at the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

The Stewardship Committee of Orange Presbytery would re- 
spectfully submit the following recommendations: 

1. That March 5, 1944, be designated Every Member Canvass 
Sunday and that every congregation be urged to raise in full the 
quota assigned for benevolences and self-support. 

2. That March 26, 1944, be observed as "Pay-Up-Day" when 
all members are urged to pay their pledges in full. 

3. That the Presbytery accept from Synod the quota of $98,039 
for benevolences. 

4. That this sum be apportioned to the churches according to 
the attached schedule. 

5. That the benevolent funds be distributed on the following 



percentage basis: 

assembly's causes 

Foreign Missions 25.2 % 

Assembly's Home Missions 13.8 % 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 6. % 

Religious Education and Publication 2.25% 

Assembly's Training School .75% 

Bible Cause .5 % 



48.5 % 

synod's causes 

Synod's Home Missions 10.5 % 

Educational Institutions 10.5 % 

Union Theological Seminary 1.5 % 

Orphan's Home 8.5 % 

Presbytery's Home Missions 17. % 

Synod's Religious Education Inc. Religious 

Work in State Educational Institutions 3.5. % 



51.5 % 



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6. That the Presbyterial Tax be assessed according to the 
attached schedule, which is 2.5% of the benevolent apportionment. 



CHURCH BENEVOLENT APPORTIONMENT PRESBYTERIAL TAX 

Alamance $ 3,157.00 $ 79.00 

Asheboro 938.00 23.00 

Bessemer 452.00 11.00 

Bethany 914.00 23.00 

Bethel 448.00 11.00 

Bethesda 512.00 13.00 

Bethlehem 270.00 7.00 

Brentwood 358.00 9.00 

Broadway 274.00 7.00 

Buffalo (G) 3,022.00 75.00 

Buffalo (L) 373.00 9.00 

Burlington 1st 8,119.00 203.00 

Burlington 2nd 734.00 18.00 

Chapel Hill 1,833.00 46.00 

Church of Covenant 6,268.00 157.00 

Community 28.00 1.00 

Cross Roads 928.00 23.00 

Cumnock 53.00 1.00 

East Burlington 429.00 11.00 

Bfland 75.00 2.00 

El-Bethel 211.00 5.00 

Eno 328.00 8.00 

Euphronia 85.00 2.00 

Fairfield 188.00 5.00 

Farmville 56.00 1.00 

Gilead 33.00 1.00 

Glenwood 965.00 24.00 

Goldston 66.00 2.00 

Graham 4,698.00 117.00 

Greensboro 32,105.00 802.00 

Greenwood 399.00 10.00 

Griers 196.00 5.00 

Gulf 54.00 1.00 

Hawfields 1,671.00 42.00 

Haywood 59.00 1.00 

High Point 5,510.00 138.00 

Hillsboro 737.00 18.00 

Jonesboro 621.00 16.00 

Leaksville 1,081.00 27.00 

Little River 425.00 11.00 

Madison 715.00 18.00 

Mebane 2,735.00 68.00 

Milton 174.00 4.00 

Mt. Vernon Springs 286.00 7.00 

New Hope 345.00 9.00 

Piedmont 353.00 9.00 

Pittsboro 249.00 6.00 

Pleasant Grove 222.00 6.00 

Pocket 201.00 5.00 

Red House 230.00 6.00 

Reidsville 3,705.00 93.00 

Riverview 297.00 7.00 



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CHURCH BENEVOLENT APPORTIONMENT PRESBYTERIAL TAX 

Salem 141.00 4.00 

Sanford 4,867.00 122.00 

Shiloh 433.00 11.00 

Smyrna 131.00 3.00 

Speedwell 183.00 5.00 

Springwood 334.00 8.00 

St. Andrews 476.00 12.00 

Stoneville 123.00 3.00 

Stoney Creek 484.00 12.00 

Wentworth 43.00 1.00 

Westminster 2,091.00 52.00 

Whitehall 369.00 9.00 

Yanceyville 581.00 15.00 



$98,441.00 $ 2,460.00 

The Presbytery heard report of the Committee on 
Foreign Missions. Pending adoption of the report the 
following addressed Presbytery: 

Revs. Robert Knox, D.D.; W. C. McLauchlin, D.D.; 
and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger. The report was then adopted 
as follows: (This included the amending the Standing 
Rules to change the time of Popular Meeting in the inter- 
est of Foreign Missions, from the Spring Meeting to the 
Summer and Winter Meetings). 

Your Committee would acknowledge renewed interest of the 
Churches in the Presbytery in the mission of the Gospel beyond 
the seas. 

We would urge that every church hear a missionary from some 
of our fields during the current year. Write to Nashville, Box 
330, and make request through Dr. Taylor or write direct to any 
missionary that you wish. 

We commend the goal of $300,000 for our self-denial offering 
this year — one-half to be used in South America, and the other 
for a re-establishing fund in the Orient. Note General Assembly's 
action : 

"That every church in the Assembly, with its organi- 
zations, be asked to observe January 30-February 6, 1944, 
as the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for Foreign Mis- 
sions, and that all sessions be urged to arrange for sup- 
plemental offerings in the churches." 

Since the hope of our future world is in the Gospel of Christ, 
we recommend that the call of this Gospel be laid upon the heart 
of every young person through the leadership of our Churches, 
and that the young people be urged to dedicate their lives to this 
cause. 

Since the women do their work of study and presenting For- 
eign Missions co thoroughly, your Committee recommends and 
urges that the men of our Churches become more alive to Jesus' 
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Recommendation : 

That the Mid-summer and Mid-winter meetings of Presbytery 
be designated as the popular meetings for Foreign Missions. 

Foreign Missions Committee, 

Donald A. Swicord, Chairman. 

The following Ruling Elders were appointed to assist 
with the Communion Service: J. N. Benton, C. W. Fow- 
ler, J. A, Mclver, Barnette George, I. Wright Murphy, 
John Simpson, F. B. Greeson, and Dr. A. F. Thiel. 

Presbytery heard and ordered printed in the minutes 
the Memorial to Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D.D., and stood and 
was led in prayer for the family of Dr. Gilmore. The 
prayer was offered by Rev. N. N. Fleming. The memo- 
rial follows : 

REVEREND ROBERT CAMPBELL GILMORE 

The Reverend Robert Campbell Gilmore, D.D., was born in 
Fairfield, Rockbridge County, Virginia, July 12, 1867, and died 
on October 22, 1943, at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, after a 
week's serious illness, having given almost fifty years to the min- 
istry of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

He was educated in the private schools of Virginia, at Washing- 
ton and Lee University, and at Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia, and in 1922 received the degree of Doctor of Divinity 
from Hampden-Sidney College. 

Dr. Gilmore came from a Presbyterian ancestry. His father, 
Rev. James Harvey Gilmore, was from one of the old Presbyterian 
families which settled in Rockbridge County about 1750 and was 
a graduate of Washington College (afterward Washington and Lee 
University), who had entered Union Seminary in the class of 1861, 
and when the war broke out he, with eighteen other Seminary 
students from Union and from the Episcopal Seminary at Alex- 
andria, Va., helped form the Rockbridge Artillery which was at- 
tached to the Stonewall Brigade. After the war he served Church- 
es in Virginia and West Virginia until he was forced to retire due 
to an injury by accident. 

Dr. Gilmore's mother was Martha Jane McCluer, daughter of 
Robert Campbell McCluer, a leading Elder in Falling Spring 
Church of Rockbridge County, also from old Presbyterian stock. 
Mr. McCluer had sons and sons-in-law for years ministers and 
officers in that section, in Texas, and Kentucky. 

Dr. Gilmore was licensed May, 1893, and ordained in No- 
vember, 1894, after his final year at Union Seminary, and his 
ministry included pastorates at Brunswick, Ga., 1894-98; the Olivet 
Church near Staunton, Va., 1898-1902; Livingston and Boligee, 
Ala., 1902-03; Bessemer, 1904-08 ; Portsmouth, Va., 1908-13 ; Fred- 
ericksburg, 1913-22; Sanford, N. C, 1922-33; and during the re- 
maining years supplying various Churches in the District of Co- 
lumbia, although he had retired from a regular pastorate, among 
these the Western and Georgetown Presbyterian Churches. 



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In January, 1906, he was married to Miss Estelle M. Laws, 
of Washington, D. C, and she with a son, Lieutenant Robert C. 
Gilmore, Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. George C. Chiles and Miss 
Virginia Gilmore, survive him. 

Dr. Gilmore was in business prior to entering the ministry 
and he always took an interest in business men and civic affairs. 
He was a charter member of the Rotary Club at Fredericksburg, 
Va. ; past president, and later given a life membership in that club. 

He was a loyal Presbyterian and an active Presbyter. He 
came to Orange Presbytery with the transfer of the Sanford 
Church from the Presbytery of Fayetteville, and served the Pres- 
bytery well and actively in many capacities. He was a member of 
the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College; a member of 
the Presbytery's Home Missions Committee, and Chairman of the 
Presbytery's Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. 

The high regard with which he was held in the Presbytery is 
evident from the following resolution adopted by the Presbytery 
when he resigned his pastorate of the Sanford Church, effective 
April 30, 1933, and the Presbytery understood that he would move 
without its bounds: 

"It is with the deepest regret that the Presbytery is called 
on to dissolve the pastoral relationship existing between Rev. R. C. 
Gilmore, D.D., and the Sanford Church which has been so pleasant 
and richly blessed of God. 

"The Presbytery wishes to place on record, not only its testi- 
mony as to the efficiency of Dr. Gilmore as pastor and preacher, 
but the Presbytery will especially miss his wise counsel, pleasant 
fellowship, and his faithful work on our committees. 

"Therefore, Be It Resolved, That the Presbytery has the high- 
est esteem for Dr. Gilmore, and regrets that he is leaving our 
bounds, and we pray God's richest blessings upon him wherever 
his lot may be cast." 

N. N. Fleming. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes and after re- 
convening was led in the Communion Service by Revs. 
Robert Knox and M. S. Huske, assisted by the Ruling 
Elders named above, after which the Presbytery recessed 
for lunch. 

During the lunch hour oral report was given by Rev. 
Donald MacColl on behalf of the Committee on Resolu- 
tion of Thanks. 

Also the Moderator announced the following appoint- 
ments to fill vacancies on Standing Committees : 

Installations : Revs. M. H. Clark and K. L. Whitting- 
ton. Nominations : R. L. Walker and Allen Bain. Thanks : 
I. W. Murphy. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m., engaged in the 
singing of a hymn and was led in prayer by Rev. O. C. 
Williamson. 

Rev. S. W. DuBose offered his resignation as Perma- 
nent Clerk, the resignation was accepted and the naming 
of his successor was referred to the Committee on Nomi- 
nations. 

Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, made report 
recommending that Certificates For Meritorious Service 
be given Revs. Jonas Barclay and C. L. Wicker. 

Brother Barclay has served in the gospel ministry 
over 50 years, 25 years of which have been in Orange 
Presbytery. Brother Wicker spent 27 years in the Gulf 
Church and came with that Church into Orange Presby- 
tery by transfer in 1923. 

The report with the recommendation was adopted. 

Presbytery elected the following Commissioners to 
the General Assembly : 

MINISTERS 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

W. C. McLauchlin R. F. Whitley 

0. W. Perrell J. S. Walkup 

R. M. Williams M. H. Clark . 

M. S. Huske Chester Alexander 

ELDERS 

S. A. White Z. I. Walser 

J. E. Covington J. H. Booker 

1. W. Murphy G. M. Kirkland 
J. N. Benton R. M. Huffines 

The following Report of the Commission to install 
Rev. J. P. H. McNatt pastor of the Brentwood Church 
was admitted to record. 

INSTALLATION OF REV. J. P. H. McNATT 
at Brentwood Presbyterian Church 
High Point, N. C, November 21, 1943 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery appointed to install Rev. 
J. P. H. McNatt as pastor of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 
High Point, N. C, met at the church on the date appointed, Sun- 
day evening, November 21, 1943. Members present were Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; Mr. Chas. W. Perry, Elder in the First Presbyte- 



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rian Church, High Point, and Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D. The 
quorum set by the Presbytery of two Ministers and one Elder be- 
ing present, the Commission met in one of the Sunday School 
rooms, and was opened with prayer by 0. C. Williamson, Chair- 
man. Mr. Chas. W. Perry was appointed to serve as Secretary 
of the Commission. 

The sermon was preached by Dr. Gillespie from Gal. 6:10. 

The constitutional questions were asked of both pastor and 
congregation by Dr. Williamson, who then gave the official state- 
ment of the installation, and also delivered the charge to the pas- 
tor. The charge to the congregation was given by Elder Chas. W. 
Perry. The installation prayer was led by Dr. Gillespie. After 
the singing of a hymn, the benediction was pronounced by Rev. 
J. P. H. McNatt, and Mr. and Mrs. McNatt were called to the front 
of the Church where they received the right hand of fellowship 
from the commission and the congregation. 

The Commission reconvened in one of the Sunday School rooms, 
where the minutes were read and approved, and then adjourned 
with prayer by Dr. Gillespie. 

Chas. W. Perry, Secretary, 
O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

That Rev. W. A. Pate be nominated to succeed Rev. S. W. 
DuBose (resigned) as Permanent Clerk (1945), and to succeed 
Rev. A. V. Gibson, removed from our Presbytery, as Trustee of 
Flora Macdonald College, class of (1944). 

That Rev. Chester Alexander succeed Rev. A. V. Gibson (re- 
moved) as Chairman of the Defense Service Council. 

A supplementary report later adopted nominated the following : 
New Members of the Presbytery's Home Missions Committee: 
Revs. J. C. Whitley (1944), O. C. Williamson (1945), and Ruling 
Elder D. W. Wright (1946). 

O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 

The Standing Rules of Presbytery were amended to 
enlarge the Presbytery's Home Missions Committee by 
adding two Ministers and one Ruling Elder, making the 
Committee to consist of seven Ministers and five Ruling 
Elders. The naming of the new members was referred 
to the Committee on Nominations. 

Presbytery received as information a verbal report of 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work, presented 
by the Chairman, Rev. M. S. Huske. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Proposed Amendments to the Confession of Faith, there- 
by approving the Amendments as found in the Minutes 



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of the General Assembly 1943, pp. 43-45. The report fol- 
lows : 

To Orange Presbytery: 

Your Committee on Amendments to the "Confessions of Faith" 
and Catechisms met and carefully went over the proposed amend- 
ments, which consisted largely in suggested changes in punctua- 
tion and some slight changes in phraseology in the "Confessions of 
Faith" and the Catechisms. We found that all of the suggested 
changes were very slight in character and that all tended to great- 
er clarity and simplicity, and we recommend that the proposed 
amendments to the "Confession of Faith" and the Catechisms all 
be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, 

O. C. Williamson, 

Chester Alexander. 

Presbytery also adopted report of the Committee rec- 
ommending to approve the report sent from the Perma- 
nent Judicial Committee on Proposed Revision of the 
Book of Church Order, with the following Suggested 
Amendments : 

1. No. 47 at end of third paragraph substitute "Should ordi- 
narily" for "must." 

2. That in order to bring Section 249, paragraph two, into 
conformity with Section 245, paragraph two, as amended, the fol- 
lowing changes should be made in Section 249 that would read: 

"WHEREAS, You, A. B., have been debarred from the Sacra- 
ment of the Church, or "from the exercise of your office" or "from 
the Sacraments of the Church and from the exercise of your of- 
fice" of the Gospel Ministry, or Ruling Eldership, or Deaconship, 
but have now, etc." 

3. That a Section be added to the Book of Church Order, em- 
bodying the deliverances of the General Assembly concerning 
Boards of Trustees of local Churches, the method of election and 
their duties. 

The suggested revisions as a whole are found in the 1943 Min- 
utes of the General Assembly, pp. 53-58. 

W. E. Harrop, 
W. M. Baker, 
N. N. Fleming, 

Committee. 

Presbytery adopted, as amended, the following re- 
port : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE 

Appointed to Study the Proposed Overture to the General 
Assembly, Regarding the Dissolution of the 
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After canvassing the Negro Ministers of our Church by mail 
to ascertain their opinions and wishes in this matter and finding 
them to be not of one mind on the issue; after thorough discussion 
during an afternoon by four members of the Committee, the fol- 
lowing action was taken: 

First, that the overture be not sent to the General Assembly 
to call for the dissolution of the Negro Presbyteries and Synod. 
Second, that some effort should be made to stimulate better and 
closer relations between these branches of our Church, and to that 
end we recommend sending the following overture to the General 
Assembly: 

Rapidly mounting tension between the Negroes and whites 
makes it imperative that the Christians of both races give prayer- 
ful and thoughtful consideration to the part they may play as in- 
dividuals and as an institution in a resolution of these tensions. 

In view of the necessity for vigorous and progressive action 
we hereby overture the General Assembly to appoint an Ad In- 
terim Committee to make a thorough study of our work among the 
Negroes. That this Committee be asked to report its findings and 
recommendations to the next meeting of the General Assembly. 

C. M. Jones, Chairman. 

It was moved and carried that Presbytery's Home 
Mission Committee appoint a sub-committee on Negro 
Work and Evangelism. 

Rev. C. M. Jones was excused from further attend- 
ance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery heard and adopted the report of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism. In connection with the report, 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie spoke briefly on the new plan of 
evangelistic work in the Synod. 

The report was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The General Assembly at its last meeting enlarged the Per- 
manent Committee on Evangelism by adding one member from 
each of the Executive agencies of the Church and one from the 
Committee on Woman's Work. The Committee was directed to 
elect its own Chairman, and Dr. Frank C. Brown, of Dallas, Texas, 
the pastor of the largest Church in the Assembly, has been elected 
to that position. Dr. Donald W. Richardson, the former Chair- 
man, was elected for two years as a member at large of the Com- 
mittee. The Assembly also provided a budget of $10,000 for this 
work, and directed the Committee to elect one or more field repre- 
sentatives to promote evangelism throughout the whole Church. Dr. 
H. H. Thompson, of Bristol, Tenn., has been secured as field rep- 
resentative and has entered upon his work. He will visit this 
Presbytery in the near future for a conference with pastors and 
other Church leaders. 

The Assemblys Committee on Evangelism has prepared a 



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Handbook on Evangelism which contains many practical and help- 
ful suggestions on how to carry on this work. We have a suffi- 
cient number of copies of this Handbook to give one to each mem- 
ber of Presbytery. If any of our pastors or Church organizations 
would like to have additional copies for distribution in their con- 
gregations, they can secure them free of charge by applying to 
Dr. Frank C. Brown, of Dallas, Texas, or to Rev. M. 0. Sommers, 
of Raleigh, N. C, our Synod r s representative on the Permanent 
Committee. 

The record of evangelistic work for the past year was a dis- 
tinct disappointment. We had hoped that the record would surpass 
that of the previous year, but there were 1663 fewer additions to 
the Church by profession of faith in 1942-43 than in 1941-42. In 
the Assembly at large it required last year more than 33 mem- 
bers to lead one soul to Christ; in the Synod of North Carolina 
it required more than 34 members to secure one addition by pro- 
fession of faith; and in Orange Presbytery it required more than 
36 members to secure one member by profession of faith. It is 
evident that we need to put forth more earnest effort to awaken 
the Church to the realization of the fact that the winning of people 
to faith in Christ and bringing them into the fellowship of the 
Churches life and work is the "principal, primary, and permanent" 
task of the Church. 

We believe that the record of the work of evangelism in our 
Synod and Presbytery for the present church year will be better 
than that of last year. A new plan of evangelistic work has been 
in operation in our Synod this year which has been very effective, 
and has brought evangelism down to the local Churches. This 
plan of assisting local Churches to hold evangelistic meetings was 
made possible by the liberality of a layman who is deeply inter- 
ested in evangelism. This work was done under the direction of 
Synod's Home Mission Committee, and Dr. E. E. Gillespie will 
now give us a brief report on the results of this work. 

We submit the following recommendations : 

1. That all of our Churches be requested to send as large dele- 
gations as possible to the Conference on Evangelism which will 
be conducted by Dr. Thompson in our Presbytery. 

2. That as many Pastors as can possibly do so conduct Com- 
municant Classes in their Churches between now and the end of 
the church year. 

3. That a list of prospective members be made in each Church 
and that groups of Personal Workers be organized to assist in 
reaching these prospects. 

4. That more evangelistic meetings be held in our Churches 
during the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Rev. W. P. Jones invited Presbytery to hold its Spring 
Meeting in the Westminster Church, and Rev. D. A. Swi- 
cord extended a like invitation to meet in the Glenwood 
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Church which had been destroyed by fire, and the fact 
that Presbytery had not met there before. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to meet in Glen- 
wood Church, but 'instructed the Stated Clerk to write 
the Westminster Church expressing our appreciation 
for the invitation. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with the singing of the Doxology, prayer and 
the benediction, to meet in the Glenwood Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, on Tuesday, April 11, 1944, at 10 :0O a. m. 

Robert Knox, Moderator, 

S. W. DuBose, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— FALL 1943 
I — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. Robert Knox, Reidsville, N. C. 

Other officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt.l, Mebane, N. C. (1945). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. A. Pate, Jonesboro, N. C. 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1945). 

Treasurer— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 403 Asheboro St., 
Greensboro, N. C. (1946). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, N. 

C. (1946). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Dr. Way- 
Ion Blue (1944), Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1945), Mr. T. D. DuPuy 
(1946), Rev. M. S. Huske 1947). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man) — Revs. W. A. Pate, C. M. Jones, Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. 

E. A. Ranson (1944) ; Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Mr. 

D. W. Wright, and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1945) ; Revs. 0. C. William- 
son, D.D., C. F. Myers, D.D., N. N. Fleming, and Mr. Stephen" 
White (1946). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Dr. 

F. L. Knight (1944), and Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1944) ; 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mr. Paul Ingle (1945). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1944.) 

Ill Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers and 4 Elders, 
report each stated meeting) — Revs. J. M. Millard, Chairman, J. C 
Whitley *, W. A. Pate, and Mr. J. W. Simpson (1944), Revs. W. E. 
Harrop— S, * O. C. Williamson, L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. E. 
Scott (1945); Rev. R. M. Williams (Elected 1941), Mr. C. W. Per- 
ry— S, and Mr. W. L. Sharpe— S, Mr. D. W. Wright* (1946). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report in spring 
with popular meeting) — Revs. D. A. Swicord, Chairman (1945), 
W. P. Jones (1944), Mr. P. N. Pritchett— S (1946). 

3. Assembly's and Synod Home Missions (2 Ministers, and 1 
Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate— S (1945), Rev. John 
Whitley (1944), Mr. A. G. Carter— S (1946). 



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4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers 
and 1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1945), 
Rev. K. L. Whittington— S (1944), Dr. Henry Louis Smith— S 
(1946). 

5. Religious Education (9 members, and the secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. C. M. Jones, A. P. 
Dickson— S, and Mr. C. P. Ingle (1945), Revs. R. F. Whitley— S, 
N. N. Fleming (Elected 1943), and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1944), 
Revs. Frank S. Jones, S. W. DuBose— S and Mr. R. D. Hughes— S 
(1946) ; and Mrs. C. C. Cole — Sec. of Religious Education in Pres- 
byterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, and 1 Elder, report spring) — 
Rev. A. D. Carswell— S (1944), Rev. 0. W. Perrell (1945), Mr. 
W. F. Henderson— S (1946). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook (1945), Rev. S. S. Wiley (1944), 
Mr. J. Sam White— S (1946). 

8. Orphan's Home (3 members, also the member of the Board 
of Regents is ex-officio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. 
Jones— S (1945), Rev. O. W. Perrell (Elected 1943) (1944), Mr. 
E. A. Ranson— S (1946). 

9. Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, report in 
spring) Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D.— S (1945), Rev. A. D. Carswell 
(1944), Mr. C. P. Robertson (1946). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers and 3 Elders, report in winter 
on apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) Rev. W. 
E. Harrop (Elected 1942), Mr. D. E. Shaw (1946), Rev. L. T. 
Edgerton— S, Mr. Robert White— S, (1944), Rev. S. W. DuBose— S, 
Mr. J. E. Latta (1945). 

11. Sessional Records (Chairman, for 3 years, 5 members ap- 
pointed at each Spring Meeting) — Mr. R. D. Hughes (1945). 

IV Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. 
I. C. Crawford, and Mr. C. E. Kerchner. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers, and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
J. S. Walkup, and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, 0. C. Williamson, 
D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacraments — 
Revs. C. L. Wicker, F. M. Hawley, D.D., and Dr. 
S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk, and 2 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and N. R. Claytor. 



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5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; E. E. Gillespie, 
D.D.; J. C. Whitley; Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenberger, 
and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (7 members, 
set up in fall of 1938)— Revs. M. S. Huske, W. M. Baker, and 
H. W. Scott— S (1944), Rev. R. F. Whitley, and Mr. J. N. Ben- 
ton— S (1945), Rev. J. W. Foster, and Mr. L. E. Beard (1946). 

7. Service Council — Revs. Chester Alexander, and M.S. Huske. 
Manager of Service Campaign — Mr. W. Kerr Scott. 

8. Special Committee on Educational Institutions set up Jan- 
uary 1941 — Revs. 0. C. Williamson, D.D., N. N. Fleming and Mr. 
J. Harvey White. 

Candidates for the Ministry — Alfred McNair, Don Austin, 
Russell Booth Fleming, James A. Nesbit, Robert Lee Turner, 
George C. White, Paul Rakestraw, and Robert Murphy Williams, 
Jr. 

Candidate for Mission Service — Jacob T. Bradsher. 

Religious Education Committee — 1943 

Orange Presbytery 

general officers 

Chairman, S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C; Secretary, Frank 
S. Jones, Asheboro, N. C; Treasurer, Robert D. Hughes, Cedar 
Grove, N. C. 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

S. W. DuBose, Hillsboro, N. C; C. M. Jones, Chapel Hill, 
N. C; A. P. Dickson, 2520 Church St., Ext., Greensboro, N. C; 
R. F. Whitley, Yanceyville, N. C; N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C, 
Rt. 1; J. A. Kellenberger, McConnell Road, Greensboro, N. C. ; 
Frank S. Jones, Asheboro, N. C; R. D. Hughes, Cedar Grove, 
N. C; Mrs. C. C. Cole, Yanceyville, N. C. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS 

Miss Ruth Webb, First Church, High Point, N. C; Mrs. R. F. 
Whitley, Yanceyville, N. C; Miss Enid Waggett, First Church, 
Burlington, N. C.; Mrs. C. E. Kerschner, Buffalo Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C.; Mrs. N. N. Fleming, Hawfields Church, Mebane, 
N. C; Mr. R. D. White, care First Church, Burlington, N. C; Miss 
Elizabeth Rhuman, First Church, Reidsville, N. C; Rev. W. M. 
Baker, Mebane, N. C; Mr. H. V. Corbett, Mebane, N. C. 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

Children's Division — C. M. Jones, Chairman, Ruth Webb, Mrs. 
R. F. Whitley. 

Young People's Division — R. F. Whitley, Chairman, N. N. 
Fleming, Enid Waggett, Mrs. C. C. Cole. 

Adult Division — Frank S. Jones, Chairman, Mrs. C. E. Kersch- 
ner, Mrs. N. N. Fleming. 



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Leadership Training — J. A. Kellenberger, Chairman, R. D. 
White, Elizabeth Rhuman. 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension — A. P. Dick- 
son, Chairman, W. M. Baker, H. V. Corbett. 

Bible In Public Schools— R. D. Hughes, Chairman, S. W. Du- 

Bose. 

Religious Education Advance — Frank S. Jones, Chairman. 



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INDEX 
June 17, 1943, to January 11, 1944 

Page 

Amendments: Book of Church Order, 248; Confession of Faith_267 

Barclay, Jonas, Dismissed to Mecklenburg 260 

Barclay, Jonas, Certificate of Meritorious Service 265 

Bethany Church, Historical Sketch 228 

Boggs, Wade H., Resolution to 254 

Book of Church Order, Proposed Revision 267 

Commissioners to Assembly (1943) Report 235 

Commissioners to Assembly (1944) Elected 265 

Church-By-Side-Of-Road, Committee to Investigate 238, 243 

Committees Report: 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 227, 252 

Evangelism 233, 268 

Foreign Missions 227, 254, 262 

Nominations 251, 266 

Religious Education 227 

Stewardship 234, 250, 260 

Thanks 231, 251, 264 

Standing Committees, Appointed 245 

Communion Services 227, 245, 264 

Directory, (1943) 271 

DuBose, S. W., Resigned Permanent Clerk 265 

East Burlington, Changes Call 249 

Fayetteville Presbytery, Communication 252 

Financial Agent, Report 235, 250 

Foster, J. W., Received Winston-Salem, Called Bethel and 

Springwood, 228; Installed, 237, 239; Temporary Clerk__241 

Foust Estate 237, 243 

Gibson, A. V., Resigned Sanford, Dismissed Atlanta, 

Resolution to 257 

Gilmore, Robert Campbell, Memorial 263 

Knox, Robert, Received Brazos, 222; Moderator, 241, 

Sermon by 258 

LaForte, John Peter, Candidate, received Upper Missouri, 

Licensed, Called Riverview, El-Bethel, 222 ; Installed, 223, 232 

Lansinger, J. H., Candidate, Dismissed to Granville 227 

Lewis, Frederick W., Received Brooklyn-Nassau 249 

MacColl, Donald, Received Brooklyn-Nassau 249 

McLauchlin, W. C, Received Winston-Salem 239 

McNatt, J. P. H., Received Mecklenburg, Called Brentwood. _257 
Installed 257, 265 



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I N D E X— Continued 

Page 

Meetings of Presbytery: 

Adjourned, Burlington 1st, August 2, 1943 239 

Called, Burlington 1st, June 17, 1943 221 

Greensboro 1st, November 11, 1943 256 

Summer Adjourned, Bethany, July 20, 1943 234 

Winter Adjourned, Covenant, January 11, 1944 258 

348 Stated Session, Stony Creek, October 12, 1943 241 

Minister and His Work, Commission Report 231, 249 

Overture on Negro Work 250, 267 

Pate, W. A., Sermon by, 224; Permanent Clerk, 267, 

Trustee Flora IVlacdonald 267 

Rice, Roger M., Candidate, Dismissed Greenbrier 222 

Roll (1943) 220 

Standing Rules Changed 262 

Statistical Report to Synod 252 

Stoney Creek Church, Historical Sketch 254 

Sweets, Henry H., Resolution to 254 

Sub-Committee on Negro Work, Authorized 268 

Treasurer's Report 254 

Wicker, Charles Leonidas, Certificate for Meritorious Service. _255 



ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES : 
SYNOD'S CAUSES: 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 
TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY : 

Foreign Missions. 

Assembly's Home Missions. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Publications and Sabbath School Work. 

Bible Cause. 

Assembly's Training School. 
Synod's Home Missions. 
Orphan's Home. 
Educational Institutions. 
Union Theological Seminary. 
Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Religious Education in Synod. 

All funds for Benevolent Causes, contributed by 
congregations, or organizations within congre- 
gations, should be sent through the 

REV. C. E. HODGIN, D.D. 
403 Asheboro Street, Greensboro, N. C. 



0* "U N. C 

W c AROLJNA ROC** 

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MINUTES 



-OF THE — 



Presbytery of Orange 

OF 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINTH SESSION 
Glen wood Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 11, 1944 



CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
May 24, 1944 



SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Fairfield Presbyterian Church 
Efland, N. C. 
Route No. 1 
July 11, 1944 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate bequeath- 
ed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the Pres- 
bytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment 
of the Presbytery). 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they make 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities ; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest this 
way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at the time. 

"Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or insti- 
tution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact where it 
was most needed each year." 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINTH SESSION 
Glen wood Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 11, 1944 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
May 24, 1944 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Fairfield Presbyterian Church 
Efland, N. C. 
Route No. 1 
July 11, 1944 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



SPRING AND SUMMER 1944 

CHESTER ALEXANDER 627 Fountain PI., Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

H. V. CARSON, D.D Sanford, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Route No. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Chap. E. H. CLARKE___McCloskey Gen. Hospital, Temple, Texas 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C 

A. P. DICKSON 2520 Ch. Exten., Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE, M.A Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Route No. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Route No. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

JOHN W. FOSTER Whitsett, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, S.T.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro. N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

FRANK S. JONES, Th.M 217 Worth St., Asheboro. N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

ROBERT KNOX, D.D Reidsville, N. C. 

JOHN P. LaFORTE___- Leaksville, N. C. 

FRED. W. LEWIS, D.D 1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

DONALD MacCOLL, D.D.__1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. C. McLAUCHLIN, D.D Box 1274, Burlington, N. C. 

J. P. H. McNATT 621 Wesley Place, High Point, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Route No. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th.M Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

Chaplain C. G. SMITH Care P. M. New York, N. Y. 

0-475970, 21st Station Hosp. A. P. O. 795 
WADE C. SMITH Jacksonville, N. C, 

D. A. SWICORD 1608 Oak St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

J. S. WALKUP East Burlington Presbyterian Ch., 

Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY, Th.M Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Box 88, West End, N. C. 

Chaplain S. S. Wiley Care Fleet Post Office, N. Y. 

USNR, Navy No. 822 
R. M. WILLIAMS, SR—306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 
Chaplain R. M. WILLIAMS, Jr.__Care William and Mary College 

Williamsburg, Va. 
O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



KEGULAR SPRING MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, April 11, 1944 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 349th Stated 
Session on the above date in the Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C., at 10 :00 a. m. and was consti 
tuted with prayer. 

At the request of the Moderator, Rev. Robert Knox, 
D.D., the opening sermon was preached by Mr. Robert 
Murphy Williams, Jr., on "Powerized Christianity," 
(this sermon being a part of his examination for licen- 
sure) . 

The roll was called and the following found present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander P. E. Morrow Burlington 1st 

W. M. Baker '. J. Sam White Mebane 

A. D. Carswell K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Wilcox Euphronia 

A. J. Cole Pocket 

Hayes Clark 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook R. D. Hughes Eno 

C. G. Waddell Fairfield 

W. E. Miller Little River 

A. P. Dickson Tom A. McKnight Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton J. P. Pace Cross Roads 

C. N. Morrow Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming H. A. Scott Hawfields 

J. W. Foster S. C. Stewart Springwood 

W. H. Paisley Bethel 

W. E. Harrop A. K. Hardee Graham 

S. A. Florence Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, S.T.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske F. B. Kemp Reidsville 

C. M. Jones F. H. Edmister Chapel Hill 

Frank S. Jones 

W. P. Jones Roy P. Barber Westminster 

Robert Knox, D.D F. M. Clack Greenwood 

J. P. LaForte W. P. Chambers El-Bethel 

F. W. Lewis, D.D 

J. P. H. McNatt 

J. M. Millard W. C. Anderson. Alamance 

W. A. Pate R. A. Watson, Sr Jonesboro 

W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

L. E. McNair Salem 

O. W. Perrell B. B. Oakes Burlington 2nd 

G. R. Garrison Stony Creek 



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MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



D. A. Swicord 
J. S. Walkup_ 
J. C. Whitley 
R. F. Whitley 



J. H. Booker- 
D. W. Wright 
W. P. Cook... 



W. B. Mayhew 



Leaks ville 1st 

Bethesda 

Pleasant Grove 



Glenwood 



K. L. Whittington 

R. M. Williams, Sr 

O. C. Williamson, D.D. 



Logan Porter. 
C. C. Brown. 
H. C. Foster 



R. E. Zimmerman 



Covenant 

High Point 1st 

Piedmont 

Shiloh 

Greensboro 1st 
—38 



R. G. Vaughan 



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Rev. F. S. Jones was elected Moderator and Rev. J. 
W. Foster Temporary Clerk, both by acclamation. 

Rev. D. A. Swicord recommended that the Communion 
Service be held at 12 :30 p. m. to be followed by recess 
for lunch, to reconvene at 2 :00 p. m. This Report on Or- 
ders with the following Docket was adopted : 

DOCKET 
— OF— 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

349th Stated Session 
Glenwood Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, April 11th, 1944, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. Robert Knox, D. D., Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer, Sermon by Rev. Robert 
Knox, D.D. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report on Orders — Swicord: Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Communion Service — Led by the Moderator and Rev. D. A. 
Swicord. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees (3 members unless oth- 
erwise stated) 

(1) Installations 

(2) Statistical 

(3) Nominations (5 members). 

(4) Thanks 

(5) Minutes of Synod 

(6) Sessional Records — 5 members to serve with the Chair- 
man — Mr. R. D. Hughes. 

8. Candidates Received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 



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10. Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work — 
Huske. 

11. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

12. Historical Sketch of Glenwood Church — Swicord. 

13. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Swicord. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Religious Education — DuBose. 

(5) Woman's Work — Carswell. 

(6) Stewardship — Every Member Canvass — Harrop. 

(7) Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion — Hawley. 

14. Report of Standing Committees. 

15. Report of Treasurer — Hodgin. 

16. Report of Permanent Committees: 

(1) Auditing— Mr. I. C. Crawford. 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

17. Report of Defense Service Council — Alexander. 

18. Time and place of Next Meeting. 

19. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 11:00 A. M. Stewardship Committee Report. 

2:00 P. M. Reception of Candidates. 

Under Communications a report from Flora Macdon- 
ald College showing that the College debt has been re- 
duced to $27,000 and commending Mr. H. D. Jones, Mr. 
S. A. White and the women of the Presbyterial, was re- 
ceived as information. 

A very interesting letter from Chaplain S. S. Wiley 
was read by the Stated Clerk and excerpts ordered print- 
ed in the minutes*, and referred to Dr. C. E. Hodgin for 
reply, also letters from Chaplains Eugene Clarke and C. 



STATISTICS FROM REPORT OF CHAPLAIN S. S. WILEY 



Number of services held on own station 25 

Attendance 2,405 

Number receiving communion 486 

Number services held elsewhere 5 

Attendance 632 

Number receiving communion 32 

Number sermons in civilian churches 4 

Attendance 1,350 

Number adult baptisms 9 

Number professions of faith 9 

Number marriages 17 

Number of addresses to civilian groups 5 

Attendance 7,050 

Number patients visited in sick bay 1,200 

Number men visited in brig 600 

Number letters written for men 82 

Number personal interviews 1,615 



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G. Smith were presented by Rev. C. E. Hodgin; also a 
letter of congratulation to Chaplain C. G. Smith upon his 
being advanced to the rank of Captain. 

Presbytery stood and was led in prayer for our Chap- 
lains by Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

Revs. W. T. Thompson and W. C. McLauchlin were 
excused from attendance upon this meeting of Presby- 
tery. The Piedmont and Shiloh Churches were commend- 
ed for assuming full support of their pastor and Presby- 
tery was led in prayer for our Executive Committee on 
Foreign Missions — this prayer was offered by Rev. D. A. 
Swicord. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie was excused from attendance 
upon this meeting of Presbytery and the Presbytery ac- 
cepted his report as Financial Agent as follows: 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT, REV. E. E. GILLESPIE 

April 8, 1944 

The following transactions have been made since our last 
report, April 16, 1943. 

1. The Maryland Hickerson Fund, $1250.00, loaned to Mr. R. E. 
Lowdermilk on first mortgage real estate security. The income 
is to go to Foreign Missions in Africa. 

Amount on hand April 16, 1943 $23.20 

By check to Mr. Curry B. Hearn, Treas 23.20 

Balance 0.00 

2. The Jamestown Lot Fund. $1000.00 invested in house and lot 
on Spring Garden St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Amount on hand April 16, 1943 40.70 

To rents received 60.00 $100.70 

Disbursements : 

By County taxes $ 8.77 

By City taxes 10.45 19.22 

Balance 81.48 

April 8, 1944, transferred to H. B. & L. account-- 81.48 



Balance 0.00 

Home B. & L. A. Acct. Greensboro 

Balance April 16, 1943 $622.79 

To Interest to Dec. 31, '43 15.66 

Transferred from Rent Acct 81.48 



Balance April 8, 1944 



$719.93 



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3. Cora Harrison Bequest, $500.00 loaned to C. 

E. Edwards on first mortgage real estate security. 



Amount on hand April 16, 1943 $120.00 

To interest Jan. 1944 30.00 



Balance 150.00 $150.00 

4. Income Account of Stone Bequest; 

Amount on Hand April 16, 1943 0.00 

Receipts : 

July, 1943— Greensboro H. B. & L. A $ 11.25 

July, 1943— Int. on $3000 "G" Bonds 37.50 

July, 1943— Leaksville B. & L. A 110.25 

July, 1943— Charlotte Mutual B. & L. A 79.50 

December, 1943— Leaksville B. & L. A 110.25 

December, 1943 — Refund on Estate Expenses 10.45 

January, 1944— Greensboro H. B. & L. A 11.25 

January, 1944— Charlotte Mutual B. & L. A 79.50 

January, 1944— Int. Leaksville Bond 30.00 

January, 1944 — Int. on U. S. Bonds 111.56 

April, 1944— Int. on Dep. Greens. H. B. & L. A.__ 110.95 

April, 1944— Int. on Deposit Gate City B. & L. A._ 6.24 

April, 1944— Int. on $3000 "G" bonds 37.50 



Total $746.20 

Disbursements: 

Jan. 1944 Return on Stone Est $ 10.45 

Jan. 1944 Bal. on Hobgood's Expense 8.33 18.78 



$727.42 

April 1944 By check to Mr. W. C. Booker, Tr. of 

Leaksville Presbyterian church 727.42 



Balance 0.00 

Total on hands in accounts $150.00 

Bank balance $150.00 

Investments are as reported April 16, 1943. 

Respectfully submitted, 



E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent. 

Rev. E. G. Foils, New England Conference M. E. 
Church, and Rev. J. V. N. Talmage, D.D., of the Presby- 
tery of New Orleans, and Dr. L. L. Doggett of the Y. M. 
C. A., were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit 
as visiting brethren. 

Mrs. Ralph Holt, President of Orange Presbyterial, 
was introduced to Presbytery. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop offered his resignation of the 
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toral relationship be dissolved April 30, 1944, and that he 
be granted letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Ka- 
nawha that he might accept the call to become Superin- 
tendent of Home Missions in the Synod of West Virginia. 

Many expressions of appreciation for the splendid 
work which Mr. Harrop had done and regret at his leav- 
ing were heard from the brethren, after which the 
churches reported that they concurred with reluctance in 
Mr. Harrop's request. 

Presbytery granted the request in order asked and, 
upon motion, the Moderator appointed the following 
Committee to prepare resolutions of appreciation to ac- 
company the letter of dismission : Chester Alexander, 0. 
C. Williamson and N. N. Fleming. 

Presbytery adopted the following Report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions and ordered a copy sent to 
every church and Auxiliary. 

Your Foreign Missions Committee would submit the follow- 
ing report: 

We acknowledge God's many blessings upon our missionary 
enterprize during 1943-44. A grand total of $960,708.14, an in- 
crease of $99,405.71 over last year, indicates God's grace in giving 
and new missionary interest. This means that all bills are paid, 
and the self-denial offering of $150,000.00 for Brazil equipment, 
and $150,000.00 for reoccupation fund were raised and applied, 
also $62,177.05 is reported carried forward as surplus to protect 
against emergencies during the coming year. While the above 
figures indicate an increase for Missions, the increase is not 
comparable to the increase in our general church giving. Attention 
is called to the increase for all General Assembly Benevolent 
Causes of only 40.1%, whereas, the local church causes have in- 
creased 83.8% during the past three years. 

Your Committee would recommend that our Stewardship and 
Finance Committees carefully study this condition and seek to 
equalize these percentages in our Presbytery so as not to crowd 
out the Assembly Causes. Also your Committee would call atten- 
tion to : 

1. The general tendency of cutting down the percentage to 
Foreign Missions (Last wear Vz% reduction was made in our 
Presbytery Budget.) While — 

2. The General expenses of missionary work have greatly in- 
creased in the past few years. For instance, living expenses in 
West China have increased from three to five times, also an in- 
crease in South America, Africa and Mexico is recorded. 

3. Traveling expenses since 1940 have doubled to South Amer- 
ica; in normal times travel to Africa cost from $400 to $500 per 
person, now it is from $1000 to $1500. 

4. Missionaries have been living on a reduced salary basis of 
depression years. 



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5. Since there are 163 Oriental missionaries at home and 143 
of them are gainfully employed by the church, there was only 
$62,177 left over out of the year's running expense. This would 
not have been enough to pay missionaries' salaries if they had all 
been on the field. 

The challenge to our church is that the enterprise of Foreign 
Missions should be comparable to the churches giving and that 
we should never operate on credit again. Last year was the first 
time that we've been out of debt in more than thirty years. 

A call to more sacrificial giving and statesman-like planning 
to carry the Message of Christ to the ends of the earth is the 
challenge to every church. It is conservatively estimated that it 
will take one million dollars to re-establish the present missionary 
force in the Orient without recruits, and maintain only our pre- 
sent force in other lands. Will we not go forward! 



THE PERSONNEL 

We are grateful to God for the marvelous way in which our 
missionaries have been safeguarded and returned to their homes. 
On December 2nd The Gripshoim brought eleven more from the 
Orient which brings all of our Japan, Korea, and China folks home 
except Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price in China, and six of our young 
missionaries interned in the Philippines. 

During this last year fourteen missionaries returned to their 
post in South America and Africa. Also definite plans are being 
made to return missionaries to the Orient. Two applications have 
been approved by the State Department for China and one is on 
his way. The fields of Korea and China are a definite challenge 
to occupying immediately when the war closes — failure to enter 
might close open doors. These countries are anxiously awaiting 
missionaries' return. 

Entrance into Japan is in question and will doubtless require 
time and tact. 

Our church is challenged with a call for workers. The des- 
perate need of African Missions is called to the attention of our 
Presbytery, and churches are urged to lay this burden on the 
hearts of all people and especially the young. 

"In Africa, for example, the broad program of evangelism 
that has been the pride of our Foreign Mission work, requiring the 
oversight of at least two or three ordained men at each Station 
is today being handled by a pitifully inadequate force averaging 
one ordained man per Station. There are individual missionaries in 
Africa today who are carrying responsibility for the superinten- 
dence of three hundred outstations! The situation is further ag- 
gravated by the epidemic proportions of the sleeping sickness 
scourge that has devastated our missionary personnel in that field. 
Approximately one-third of our Africa force is now suffering from 
this disease. Breakdowns have become alarmingly frequent as mis- 
sionaries are courageously carrying the weight of burdens far too 
heavy for a man to bear. Our five hospitals in the Congo, normally 
requiring a staff of six doctors and eight nurses, are being main- 
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doctors, himself a victim of sleeping sickness, is holding on 
through sheer determination in the hope that help may come." 

The estimated need: "One hundred new missionaries would 
not be more than enough to relieve the immediate emergency that 
confronts us. All types of men and women are needed: ordained 
ministers, doctors, nurses, educational men and women, teachers 
of missionaries' children, single women for women's and girls' 
work, business men, agricultural specialists, industrial men and 
builders, stenographers and secretaries." 

In conclusion we are grateful for the increased interest of 
Churches in Orange Presbytery manifested by request for mission- 
ary speakers directed to Nashville and through your committee. 

We would record thanks for visits from Drs. R. P. Richard- 
son and J. V. N. Talmage, also Rev. Robert Earnest. Also for 
local resident missionaries who have supplied and are willing to 
supply speaking engagements as requested. 

All our churches are again urged to have a missionary speak- 
er during the year, and we call to, their attention the fact that a 
missionary message can be delivered at any season of the year. 
Missions is the Gospel in action ! 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. A. Swicord. 

Presbytery adopted the partial report of the Commit- 
tee on Religious Education presented under the leader- 
ship of the Chairman, Rev. S. W. DuBose. In this report 
the following Conferences were announced: 

Flora MacDonald College — June 6-12, especially for Presi- 
dents of Young People's organization and Presbytery Councils 
(Cost $12.50). 

At Peace College — Senior- Young People, June 19-24 (Cost 
$9.50). 

At Peace College — Pioneers, June 26-July 1 (Cost $8.50). 

Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman of the Committee on 
Woman's Work, presented Mrs. Ralph Holt, President of 
Orange Presbyterial, who reported on the work of the 
women for the year ; the report was adopted with recom- 
mendations of the Committee and is as follows : 

Fifty-six Auxiliaries with a membership of 5459 women gave 
$27,966 to Benevolences and $12,158 to Local Church Work making 
a grand total of $40,124. These figures show an increase of 513 
in membership and $5,117 increase in gifts over last year. 

There are still 7 (seven) churches in the Presbytery not 
having any organized woman's work. It has not seemed wise to 
organize Auxiliaries just now in these seven Churches. 

Reports from these fifty six Auxiliaries reveal an awakened 
consciousness on the part of the women of Orange for their need 
of God and their dependence upon Him through Bible Study, 
Prayer and Family Worship. There has been renewed interest in 
Missions and Evangelism. 



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We are grateful for the interest and help of the Men of the 
Church in our work and it is ever the desire of the women to be 
a true aid and help in carrying out the program of our Church for 
the Cause of Christ and His Kingdom. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret M. (Mrs. R. M.) Holt, President. 

Recommedations : 

1. That Presbytery accept with most grateful appreciation the 
fine report of the Woman's Auxiliary of Orange Presbyterial. 

2. That we assure them of our unqualified co-operation in the 
prosecution of their work during the year. 

3. That Rev. 0. W. Perrell be appointed to bear greetings to 
the Presbyterial from the Presbytery. 

A. D. Carswell, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN 

EDUCATION 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief submits the following report to Orange Presbytery meeting in 
the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., April 11, 
1944. 

The following matters of information come from the office in 
Louisville, Ky. 

1. There, were 92 candidates for the ministry and 7 women 
preparing for special service aided to the amount of $6,709. This 
is 53 fewer than last year. There were only 21 applicants for loan 
from the Students' Loan Fund. 

2. "The Christian Education Movement was closed on an 
Assembly Wide basis but the attempt to strengthen our schools 
and colleges goes on with quickened zeal." 

3. There are still 512 homes on our Roll of Ministerial Re- 
lief, 16 less than last year. These homes received aid to the amount 
of $153,611.47, an average of $300.22 per home. 

4. The Joy Gift in December spread joy all around and en- 
abled our Committee to send a double amount check at the close 
of the year. 

5. The M. A. F. is four years old and now has 199 ministers, 
20 disabled persons, 88 widows and 24 orphans on its roll. Pensions 
to these homes amount to $333,831. 

6. The total amount received from all sources by this Com- 
mittee for the year is $289,016.07, an increase over last year of 
$21,720.48. 

C. E. & M. R. IN ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

1. There have been two deaths in the group in our Presbytery: 

Dr. R. C. Gilmore died at his home Bethesda, Md., Oct. 22, 
1943. Suitable resolutions have already been adopted by Presby- 
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Mrs. Wm. S. Lacy died in the home of her sister, Mrs. Donald 
Mclver, Bristol, Virginia, March 15, 1944. 

These deaths leave only six persons on our roll, and for them 
we would recommend the following amounts for the coming year: 

Mrs. A. S. Caldwell, $252.00; Mrs. A. W. Crawford, $252.00; 
Mrs. J. D. Deans, $210.00, Mrs. Lula J. Palmer, $168.00; Mrs. 
S. M. Rankin, $210.00; Mrs. W. F. Thorn, $295.00; a total of 
$1387.00. These are the same amounts asked for last year. 

The churches of Orange Presbytery gave to Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief a total of $5,088.46. This is $74 
less than we gave last year. 

Some of our churches still owe on their pledges to the M. A. 
F. and are paying on them. This would be a good time to finish 
this whole matter. $1,042.91 was paid this year. One of our min- 
isters is on the roll as a disabled minister. 

We recommend : 

1. That our pastors be urged to present the great cause of 
Christian Education to their people in every way possible as a 
remedy for some of the ills that affect the world at this time and 
that our churches study very earnestly the needs of our church 
owned schools and colleges with a view to assisting them at a 
most critical hour. Just a little help now would enable many of 
them to get completely out of debt, and, with increased endowment, 
far on the road to financial stability. 

2. That all pastors and sessions be urged to pray to the Lord 
of harvests that He would lay his hand upon choice young men 
and call them into His service. The need for ministers is acute. 

We present Lyle W. Peterson, who is in his first year at 
Columbia Seminary, as a candidate for the ministry to be taken 
under care of Presbytery. 

We present R. Murphy Williams, Jr., who will graduate at 
U. T. Seminary in May for licensure and ordination. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. Baker. 

After a brief recess, Presbytery engaged in the ob- 
servance of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. This 
service was conducted by Revs. F. S. Jones and D. A. 
Swicord, assisted by the following Ruling Elders ; J. Sam 
White, A. K. Hardie, R. D. Hughes, D. W. Wright, W. B. 
Mayhew, R. M. Huffines, K. E. Seymour, and R. E. Zim- 
merman. 

This concluded the morning session and Presbytery 
took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 



Presbytery reconvened and was opened with prayer 
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The minutes of the morning session were read and ap- 
proved. 

During the noon hour verbal report of thanks was 
made expressing appreciation to the Glenwood Church 
for their splendid hospitality. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing 
Committees : 

1. Installations— R. F. Whitley, M. H. Clark, and R. A. 
Watson, Sr. 

2. Statistical — Perrell, Edgerton, and J. H. Booker. 

3. Nominations — Williamson, Cook, Whittington, Roy P. Bar- 
ber, and P. E. Morrow. 

4. Thanks — Lewis, Dickson, and R. G. Vaughn. 

5. Minutes of Synod — Carswell, Knox, and Alexander. 

6. Sessional Records — R. D. Hughes, Chairman, J. C. Whitley, 
McNatt, Walkup, W. B. Mayhew, and H. A. Scott. 

Miss Annie Wilson, and Mrs. W. C. McLauchlin, Mis- 
sionaries to China, were introduced to Presbytery. 

Mr. Lyle Peterson, student at Columbia Seminary, 
sang "The Lord's Prayer." 

The Committee on Christian Education through its 
Chairman, Rev. W. M. Baker, presented Mr. Lyle Peter- 
.son and recommended that he be received as a candidate 
for the gospel ministry. After being examined on Experi- 
mental Religion and Motives for seeking the ministry, 
which was sustained as satisfactory, Mr. Peterson, hav- 
ing answered the required questions, a brief charge was 
delivered to the candidate by Rev. W. M. Baker and the 
name of Lyle W. Peterson was recorded on Presbytery's 
roll as a candidate for the gospel ministry. Rev. R. M. 
Williams offered the closing prayer. 

The Committee presented Candidate Robert Murphy 
Williams, Jr., for licensure. Rev. W. M. Baker, Chair- 
man of the Committee, made the following report on the 
parts submitted by Mr. Williams: 

I have read carefully the parts submitted by Bobby Williams. 

1 — Thesis: Comparative Theology in the Problem Preaching 
of McCartney and Fosdick. 

2 — Popular Lecture: The Reasonableness of Christianity — 
Isa. 1:10-18. 

3 — Greek Exegesis: Romans 3:21-26. 

I have read these parts with a great deal of interest and care. 
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work and recommend it to Presbytery as a thorough and finished 
job. 

The Thesis is a document of thirty-nine double spaced type- 
written pages and I read every word of it. It is what I conceived 
Presbytery wanted him to do and he has done it in a fine way and 
with evident profit. The bibliography contains the titles of twenty- 
one books — all but two by the ministers he compares. 

The Popular Lecture on Isaiah 1:10-18 has seven single spac- 
ed pages and presents a fine lecture and can be used as a sermon 
on the text Isaiah 1:18. He divides the whole passage into three 
parts; (1) Rejected Worship, (2) Redeemed Souls, (3) Rededicat- 
ed Service. The work is well done. 

The Greek Exegesis is of Romans 3:21-26. There are nine- 
teen pages of this fine work and I read every word of it, Greek 
and Hebrew too. He takes it up, verse by verse, and quotes what 
the scholars have to say about the structure, construction and 
meaning, then states which view he agrees with. It is fine exe- 
geting and he will be a great Greek scholar if he can keep this 
diligent work up, and his preaching will be rich. We move the 
adoption of these parts of trial as satisfactory. 

W. M. Baker. 

This report was adopted. 

Presbytery also adopted the sermon preached this 
morning as a satisfactory part. 

The candidate's diplomas from Davidson College and 
Union Theological Seminary were accepted in lieu of the 
examination on academic studies and on church history 
and the original language of the scriptures. 

The examination on Theology, Church Government, 
Sacraments, and English Bible were all sustained as sat- 
isfactory. Mr. Williams then answered in the affirmative 
the questions for licensure and after prayer he was 
licensed by the Presbytery. Presbytery accepted the ex- 
amination for licensure in lieu of one for ordination and 
appointed the following commission to ordain Robert 
Murphy Williams, Jr., in the Church of the Covenant, 
Greensboro, N. C, May 21, 1944, at 11:15 A. M.: Revs. 
Donald MacColl, W. M. Baker, C. E. Hodgin, and R. M. 
Williams (alt.) Ruling Elders, E. A, Ranson, and P. N. 
Pritchett (alt.) ; the parts left to the commission. The 
commission was given permission to invite Rev. B. R. 
Lacy to preach the sermon. 

Presbytery expressed by rising vote the appreciation 
of the splendid examination of Mr. Lyle Peterson and Mr. 
R. M. Williams, Jr. 

The Presbytery adopted the following historical 



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sketch of the Glenwood church which was read by Mrs. 

B. Mitchell, and expressed its thanks to Mrs. Mitchell for 
presenting this sketch: 

HISTORY OF THE GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The first movement toward a church in southwest Greensboro, 
called Glenwood, was the Sunday School on Gregory Street under 
the direction of Messrs. Watt Duncan, J. L. Sams, Charles Alex- 
ander and others. Realizing the possibilities, the pastors of the 
Presbyterian Churches of the city, Revs. R. Murphy Williams, 

C. E. Hodgin and Melton Clark became actively interested. 

July 6, 1914, Rev. R. Murphy Williams reported to a joint 
meeting of the sessions of the First Church, Westminster Church 
and the Church of the Covenant, that the Church of the Covenant 
would give their building for a church in Glenwood, provided the 
other churches would bear the expenses of moving and re-erec- 
tion. 

The Carolina Real Estate and Investment Company offered 
to sell a lot 200 feet front on Glenwood avenue, running east to 
Lexington Avenue, consisting of eight lots for $700. A Committee, 
consisting of Messrs. A. W. McAlister, S. A. Kerr and J. M. 
Hendrix from the First Church, and E. P. Wharton, W. E. Ander- 
son and E. J. Davis from Westminster was appointed to consider 
these offers. 

July 16, 1914, the Committee met and accepted these offers. 
The contract for removing the building was given to W. B. Hunt 
at a cost of $2,400. The First Church assumed $1,600 of this and 
Westminster $800. The lot was purchased for $700, the First 
Church paying two thirds and Westminster one third. 

A building committee composed of W. E. Anderson, A. P. Ker- 
sey, Dr. A. E. Ledbetter, A. C. Goodwin, D. M. Holiday, J. A. 
Thompson, Clarence Scott and Rev. R. Murphy Williams was ap- 
pointed to have charge of the removal and re-erection of the build- 
ing. 

This Committee met July 20, 1914, and decided to locate the 
building on the southwest corner of the lot, 65 feet from Glenwood 
Avenue. The total cost of removal and re-erection amounted to 
$2,734.56 and was completed November 3, 1914. 

Sunday, November 8, 1914, at 3 p. m. the first service was held 
in the re-erected building. Rev. Melton Clark, then pastor of the 
First Church, preached the sermon. Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Rev. 
R. Murphy Williams were present and Mr. Williams expressed 
the pleasure of the congregation of the Church of the Covenant 
and himself over the fact that the building that they had out- 
grown would still be used as a house of worship. 

On the same afternoon Mr. E. P. Wharton was elected as 
Superintendent of the Sunday School which was organized the 
following Sunday, Nov. 15, 1914, with 74 charter members. 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize 
a Presbyterian Church in Glenwood, met in the church Sept. 26, 
1916. After a sermon by Rev. William Black, the Commission was 
called to order and opened with prayer. All members of the Com- 



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mission were present as follows: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, R. Murphy 
Williams, C. F. Myers, J. G. Walker, and Elders L. Richardson, 
E. P. Wharton, and J. G. Foushee. Revs. Wm. Black and O. G. 
Jones were invited to sit with the Commission, Mr. L. Richardson 
was appointed to act as clerk. 

74 persons presented themselves before the Commission and 
asked to be organized into a Presbyterian Church. 

Of this number 29 presented letters from Westminster, 23 
from the Church of the Covenant, one from the First Church and 
21 on profession of faith. On motion, the Commission granted the 
request of these parties and proceeded to the organization of the 
church. 

The congregation then elected Mr. A. C. Goodwin and Mr. 
J. A. Fox ruling elders, and Mr. A. P. Kersey and Mr. P. C. 
Heath, deacons. After the installation of these officers, the con- 
gregation chose the name of The Glenwood Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. J. G. Walker was the first pastor and served from Oct. 
25, 1916, to May 29, 1919. Seven pastors including the present 
one have served this church. 

During the past 28 years there have been 11 Elders, 24 Dea- 
cons, 8 Sunday School Superintendents, and 16 Auxiliary Presi- 
dents elected for service in the church. 

On Mother's Day of 1942 an outpost Sunday School was or- 
ganized with 17 present. It has been steadily growing and when 
the first Daily Vacation Bible School was conducted, the first 
week of July 1942, there was enrollment of 84. 

In the early part of 1943 a home on Oak Street was purchas- 
ed and completely redecorated for use as a manse. 

"God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform" — 
and this time it was through fire. On Sunday, March 14, 1943, the 
church building was practically destroyed by fire. Plans for re- 
construction were immediately begun and through the interest, 
gifts, and prayers of friends and members, a new, modern and up 
to date building was completed early in November, and the con- 
gregation gathered for worship in the edifice for the first service 
on November 14, 1943, just eight months from the date of the 
fire. 

An impressive cornerstone laying was held July 19th at 8:00 
p. m. with Dr. Henry Louis Smith giving the main address, "The 
Future Of God's Kingdom in Glenwood." 

It is impossible to express in mere words the deep gratitude 
the members feel toward interested friends and Home Mission 
Committees for their generous gifts, interest and prayers during 
the re-erection of the church. 

Home Coming was held at the Church hut October 10th. Dr. 
Melton Clark of Anniston, Alabama, the minister who delivered the 
first sermon in the Glenwood Church, delivered the morning ser- 
mon and Miss Ruby Gray Thacker sang a beautiful solo. 

A bountiful lunch was spread under the trees on the lawn 
by the women and before the afternoon service began guests and 
visitors were given an opportunity to inspect the progress of the 
new building. At 2:30 Dr. Clark delivered another message. Dr. 
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from the Church of the Covenant were guests of the afternoon 
service. 

On Thanksgiving morning the congregation was hostess to 
the other churches of the community at breakfast, followed by a 
Thanksgiving service. The .women served biscuits with butter, 
jelly and coffee. After the meal the group assembled in the audi- 
torium of the new church and a service of thanksgiving and praise 
was held, Rev. Mr. Saunders of the Baptist Church and Rev. Mr. 
Shankle of the Methodist Church taking part. 

The first wedding ceremony performed in the new church was 
that of Miss Katherine Hood and Joseph Greene on the evening of 
March 11, 1944, at 8:00 p. m. with the pastor, Rev. D. A. Swicord, 
officiating. The couple entered unattended after Mrs. Lily Jen- 
kins, aunt of the bride, sang "Because," and "I Love You Truly," 
The altar was banked with palms and ferns with tall baskets of 
white flowers to the front. The traditional wedding marches were 
used and Glenn and Joseph Mitchell, deacons in the church, were 
ushers and lighted the candles. The new church looked lovely for 
this, its first wedding. 

It is amazing to realize the rapid growth and progress this 
church has made during the past few years. 

On Sunday morning, April 9, 1944, the pastor, Rev. D. A. 
Swicord, gave the congregation a three-fold challenge, which it 
accepted : 

1. Enlisting all our members in church attendance and giving 
to church causes. 

2. Increasing our membership by at least 100 members. 

3. Starting Bible Classes, Prayer Meeting and Outpost Sun- 
day Schools as opportunity and workers are available. 

With the help of God and our efforts we hope to reach this 
goal. 

Mrs. B. Mitchell, Historian Pro tern. 

By request Mr. Lyle Peterson sang another solo. 
Presbytery, by a rising vote, adopted the following: 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 
OF APPRECIATION OF THE SERVICES OF 
REV. W. E. HARROP 

The Presbytery of Orange, being sensible of the loss it sus- 
tains by the removal of Rev. W. E. Harrop to another field of 
service in Kanawha Presbytery, Synod of West Virginia, and de- 
siring to express its appreciation of his eighteen years of unselfish 
service to this court, does hereby resolve: 

First: That we appreciate Mr. Harrop's service as a Presby- 
ter in which capacity he has served with great usefulness on every 
important Committee of Presbytery and has been unusually help- 
ful as a counsellor of this court in matters of law and procedure. 

Second: That we honor Mr. Harrop for his faithful work in 
the pastorate, in which he has been a builder of churches and most 
diligent in building up individual congregations in numbers and 
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Third: That we honor Mr. Harrop for his interest in and 
labor for Home Missions within Orange Presbytery and through- 
out the Synod. 

Fourth: That we rejoice in the enlarged opportunity that 
awaits Mr. Harrop in Home Mission Work in his new field of 
labor and we congratulate the Synod of West Virginia on secur- 
ing such an able and consecrated man for their Home Mission 
Executive. 

Signed, 

Chester Alexander, 
O. C. Williamson, 
N. N. Fleming. 

Mr. W. Kerr Scott tendered his resignation as Cam- 
paign Manager of the Defense Service Council. 

Presbytery accepted his resignation, expressed its ap- 
preciation of Mr. Scott's services and referred the nam- 
ing of his successor to the Committee on Nominations. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Presbytery's 
Home Mission Committee presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. J. M. Millard, as follows : 

REPORT OF THE HOME MISSION COMMITTEE OF 

PRESBYTERY 

We have had a good year in the Home Mission work of the 
Presbytery. Three new workers were added to our forces during 
the year. Rev. Jno. P. LaForte came to Riverview and El Bethel 
churches last May, Dr. W. C. McLauchlin came to Shiloh and 
Piedmont churches last June, and Rev. J. P. H. McNatt became 
pastor of Brentwood church in High Point last November. We have 
just recently employed Miss Frances Pritchett for the Emergency 
Home Mission area in Burlington. She will work with Dr. Mc- 
Lauchlin in that field. 

All of our Home Mission churches now have regular pastors, 
except the Gulf group, and the churches of that group have preach- 
ing at least once per month. Rev. W. A. Pate and Rev. Hayes Clark 
have been helping us give these churches regular preaching. Mr. 
Pate has been supplying Gulf and Cumnock and Mr. Clark has 
been supplying Farmville. 

The following churches have made some increase in pastoral 
support during the past year, viz: East Burlington, Bessemer, 
Greenwood, Speedwell, Smyrna, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Red 
House, and Milton, Shiloh and Piedmont churches will be self- 
supporting this year, so far as Pastor's salary is concerned, but 
the Committee has made an appropriation to Piedmont to assist 
in paying off the debt on its manse, and has made a small approp- 
priation to Shiloh to assist in making some much needed improve- 
ments. 

An important feature of our work during the past year has 
been the assisting of churches in improving their buildings and 
to secure Manses. We have assisted Glenwood and Bethesda 



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churches in rebuilding their churches, and have assisted in making 
extensive improvements in Wentworth, El Bethel, Riverview, and 
North Eno churches. Buffalo (L) and White Hill churches are 
making improvements in their church buildings. 

That we have had a good year financially is shown by the 
Treasurer's report which is as follows: 



Balance from last year $ 5,519.22 

Received 

From churches and church organizations- 8,948.02 

From Mrs. C. B. H. Mebane's bequest 2,019.54 

From Home Mission Emergency Fund 952.88 

From individuals 50.00 

From sale of automobile 100.00 



Total $17,589.66 

Disbursements : 

Salaries of Workers $ 5,466.12 

Glen wood Church for rebuilding 1,008.00 

Bethesda Church for rebuilding 508.00 

Annuity Dues 380.02 

Travel expense 140.00 

Office expense, postage, telephone, etc. 12.60 

El Bethel for church improvements 300.00 

Riverview for church improvements 300.00 

North Eno for church improvements 300.00 

Bessemer church for purchasing a Manse__ 1,000.00 

Bonus checks to Workers for last year 350.00 

Carl May for Automobile 100.00 

Bal. on Wentworth Church improvements- _ 500.00 

Balance on Gulf church improvements 72.50 

For Piano for Kirkpatrick's Height S. S 100.00 

Deposit Mrs. Mebane's bequest in B. & L.__ 2,000.00 

Victory Tax withheld 25.65 

For Debt on Piedmont Manse 800.00 

Expense of Committee 3.50 

Balance in Security National Bank 4,223.27 



Total $17,589.66 $17,589.66 

The increase which the churches made in their contributions 
over the previous year was $588.05. We are grateful to the 
churches, Auxiliaries and Sunday Schools for their liberal support 
of this work during the past year. We are especially grateful to 
the following churches which paid in full, or overpaid, their ap- 
portionments to Presbytery's Home Missions: Chapel Hill, Cross 
Roads, Cumnock, Efland, Fairfield, Goldston, Gulf, Farmville, 
Little River, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Riverview, Shiloh, 
Smyrna, Wentworth, Westminster, Bethlehem, and Hawfields. 

The Home Mission Committee submits to Presbytery the fol- 
lowing recommendations : 

1. That the following budget be adopted for 1944-45, subject 
to change by the Committee as circumstances may require: 



Pittsboro Group 

Buffalo (L) Group 



$ 840.00 
300.00 



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Milton Group $ 600.00 

Speedwell Group 600.00 

Bessemer 960.00 

East Burlington 500.00 

El Bethel — Riverview 700.00 

Gulf Group , 1,200.00 

Brentwood 600.00 

Superintendent's Salary 1,800.00 

Miss Frances Pritchett 1,500.00 

Annuity Dues 400.00 

Travel expense 300.00 

Expense of Committee 25.00 

Shiloh Church improvements 100.00 

New Work 1,000.00 

Building and Repairs 1,500.00 

East Burlington Manse 500.00 



Total $13,425.00 



2. That a special supplementary offering be taken on the se- 
cond Sunday of June in Churches, Auxiliaries, Sunday Schools 
and Young People's organization for Synod's and Presbytery's 
Home Missions, one-third of the offering to go to Synod's Home 
Missions and two-thirds to Presbytery's Home Missions. The en- 
tire offering, marked "S. & P. Home Missions," to be sent to Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer, and he will send one-third of it to Sy- 
nod's Home Mission Committee. 

3. That all of our Home Mission churches endeavor to have 
Daily Vacation Bible Schools and special Evangelistic service in 
their churches during the year. 

4. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be elected Superintendent and Trea- 
surer for another year on the same terms as last year. 

Respectfully submitited, 

J. M. Millard, Chairman. 

C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE, SABBATH, 
FAMILY RELIGION 

Your committee would like to report real progress in Bible 
study, reverent observance of the Sabbath, and evidences of more 
vital religion in the home. But we do not know how; so, we can 
not. 

What little data we have had in hand has been so vague and 
general that we hesitate to draw any conclusion from it and pre- 
sent it as encouraging. 

Bible 

The Bible continues to be more largely published, in more lan- 
guages, and greater distribution than any other book. Such 
agencies as the American Bible Society are doing much in the 
matter of publishing and distributing Bibles and portions of Scrip- 



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ture. A signal effort has been made in supplying our Armed 
Forces. In all this our Church aids materially. 

Any home without a Bible may have one, if the fact is made 
known and application is made for such donation. But placing the 
Bible in a home does not guarantee Bible study in that home. 
Still, we would favor placing a Bible in every home. 

It would be a cause for rejoicing to know that a Bible has 
been or is to be placed in every grade and department in every 
school in our land. Getting it studied and taught is another mat- 
ter. We have no program to offer. But such programs are being 
formed and improved. 

Sabbath Observance 

A casual glance any Sunday — morning, noon, or night — will 
furnish evidence that the Sabbath seems to be viewed too generally 
as a holiday and not as a holy day. The Continental Sabbath seems 
to be growing in practice, if not in theory. 

Of course times have changed; but there has been no change 
in the obligation to keep the Sabbath holy. If works of necessity 
and mercy have increased with the changing times, it might not 
be amiss for Christians to limit their list of such works. 

Family Religion 

The number of family altars reported by the churches does 
not run into large figures, it may' reach 10 per cent of the fami- 
lies; all reported in Orange Presbytery total 282. Let us hope that 
many were overlooked in the counting or estimate. 

Conditions make it difficult for the members of many families 
ever to be together daily with any regularity. In such cases it 
might be worth while to have posted in the dining room or other 
convenient place, the Scripture reading for the day then every 
member of the home could read this personally — and if a short 
prayer were also posted, this could be read as a personal peti- 
tion. Such devotional helps as "Day by Day," "The Upper Room," 
or any other preferred booklet on daily devotions could serve as 
a guide to every member of the home, giving unity to their devo- 
tions in spite of the fact that conditions prevented a regular fam- 
ily gathering. 

Observance of Family Week in May might be the means of 
increasing the number of family altars, or at least encourage a 
number of families to strive for the unified devotions suggested 
above. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. Hawley, 
A. D. Carswell. 

Presbytery adopted the Report of The Stewardship 
Committee as follows : 



Number of pledges to Benevolences 3,744 

Number of pledges to Current Expenses 4,773 

Amount pledged to Benevolences $ 56,387 

Amount pledged to Current Expenses $154,523 



W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 



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Presbytery adopted, by a rising vote, the following : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTION OF THANKS • 

The Presbytery of Orange shares the pride and thankfulness 
of the Glenwood Church in the possession of its new edifice. It 
recalls the ancient promise, "I have hallowed this house which thou 
hast built in My Name and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be 
here perpetually," and prays for the rich and enduring fulfillment 
of this promise. 

It cherishes a feeling of deep appreciation for the courageous 
leadership of the pastor of the church, Rev. D. A. Swicord, and 
the consecrated endeavors of his people. 

It has been a most enjoyable experience for Presbytery to 
hold its Spring Meeting here and to enjoy the thoughtful appoint- 
ments for its comfort, and for its refreshment in the provision of 
bountiful repast at noon. 

The Presbytery, therefore, records its most grateful thanks 
to pastor and people, and especially to all those whose good offices 
have made our day's visit here so enjoyable. 

F. W. Lewis, 

A. P. Dickson, 

R. G. Vaughn, Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Your Committee would report that its activities have been 
carried on through its Sub-Committees in the main. 

We have held regular meetings each quarter, and one meet- 
ing at which the members of the Sub-Committees, (who are ad- 
visory members) were present. At this meeting Rev. J. O. Mann, 
Director of Religious Education for the Synod of North Carolina, 
was present and went over the whole work of the Committee and 
gave valuable suggestions. 

The sub-committee on Young People's Work has been active 
in setting up the Conferences for the summer and promoting the 
rallies in the fall and spring. Because of present conditions dis- 
trict rallies have been held instead of a Presbytery-wide rally. 

The Sub-Committee on Leadership Education has been active 
in keeping the matter of Leadership Education before the ministers 
of the Presbytery. 

The Annual Reports of the Sessions reveal the following con- 



ditions in our Sunday Schools: 

Officers and Teachers 174 

Enrollment 9,702 

Average Attendance 4,118 

Received on profession of faith from S. S — 307 

Number of outposts 8 

Leadership classes 11 

Workers Conferences 10 

Vacation Bible Schools 34 Enr.1957 

Junior Organizations 16 306 



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Intermediate Organizations 20 439 

Senior Organizations 20 448 

Young People's Organizations 7 166 

Men's Organizations 7 345 

Number of Churches Reporting 65 

Number S. S. Including Outposts 70 

Recommendations : 



1. That Orange Presbytery officially adopt the Third Year 
of the Advance, and recommend that each church launch it during 
Religious Education Week, September 25-October 1, 1944. 

2. That each church be requested to survey its community 
with a view to establish an outpost Sunday school in one or 
more favorable locations. 

3. That each church be requested and urged to participate in 
Christian Family week, using wherever possible the pamphlets 
prepared for this purpose by the Committee in Richmond, and 
with especial emphasis upon family altars. 

4. That every church be requested to make an earnest effort 
to hold a Vacation Bible School this summer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. W. DuBose, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Sessional Records as follows: 

The minutes of 42 churches were approved without exception : 
Alamance, Asheboro, Burlington 1st, Burlington 2nd, Buffalo (L), 
Bethel, Brentwood, Bessemer, Broadway, Bethesda, Covenant,. 
Chapel Hill, Efland, Eno, East Burlington, Euphronia, Fairfield, 
Glenwood, Greenwood, Greensboro 1st, Graham, Hillsboro, High 
Point, Little River, Madison, New Hope, Piedmont, Red House, 
Riverview, Smyrna, Speedwell, Springwood, St. Andrews, Salem, 
Stony Creek, Westminster, White Hill, Pleasant Grove, Yancey- 
ville, Jonesboro, Pocket. 

The following churches failed to send Minutes to Presbytery: 
Community, Cumnock, Farmville, Gilead, Gulf, Mebane, Milton, 
Stoneville, Wentworth. 

No name on front of book — Shiloh, (Burlington will have 
name soon). 

Mt. Vernon Springs has no Session. 

The Moderator did not sign minutes of Cross Roads, and 
Bethlehem. 

The following did not have four meetings during the year: 
Goldston, Haywood, Pittsboro. 

Records did not contain full account of all business transact- 
ed — Sanford. 

All business of Session, etc. — not according to Book of Church 
Order (5) : Cross Roads, Reidsville. 

Books of Secretary and Treasurer of Board of Deacons not 
examined and approved (8) : Goldston, Hawfields, Haywood, Buf- 
falo (G), Pittsboro, Reidsville, Mt. Vernon Springs. 



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Minutes of Session not read and approved: Haywood, Pitts- 
boro, Goldston. 

Recommendations : 

1. We. would express appreciation to several churches for their 
particular neatness and good appearance of sessional records and 
urge that other churches follow their example. 

2. That the sessional records in the regular session books be 
fully examined by the Presbytery and that delinquent clerks be 
contacted by the stated clerk of the Presbytery with the purpose 
of impressing upon them the important responsibility of keeping 
proper records and files.* 

J. P. H. McNatt, 
W. B. Mayhew, 
J. S. Walkup, 
J. C. Whitley, 
H. A. Scott, 

R. D. Hughes, Chairman. 

The report of the Defense Service Council presented 
by Rev. Chester Alexander was received as information. 

The Commission On The Minister and His Work pre- 
sented the following report which was adopted: 

1. That the request of Bethel and Springwood churches be 
given permission to change their calls by increasing their pas- 
tor's salary $100 per annum from each church be granted. 

2. Furthermore we wish to commend the churches for this 
action and recommend that other churches be urged to follow this 
worthy example. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Nominations as follows : electing the following as indi- 
cated — 

Trustee of Davidson College — Dr. Waylon Blue re-elected 
(1948). 

Flora Macdonald College — Rev. W. A. Pate, Rev. F. S. Jones, 
Mr. H. D. Jones, Mr. E. A. Ranson (1947). 
Peace College— Dr. F. L. Knight (1950). 

Glade Valley High School— D. E. Purcell— R. D. White, J. A. 
Kellenberger (1946). 

Hawfields Permanent Endowment Fund — McBride Holt 
(1945). 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Revs. J. M. Millard-S, J. C. 
Whitley, W. A. Pate-S, Mr. J. W. Simpson-S, (1947), Rev. Chester 
Alexander (1945). 

Foreign Missions — Rev. K. L. Wittington (1947). 

*The following amendment to the report was adopted. That 
a Committee, consisting of J. C. Whitley, N. N. Fleming and R. 
D. Hughes be appointed to study the matter of sessional records 
and to report later. 



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Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. J. C. Whitley- 
S (1947). 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. L. T. Edger- 
ton (1947). 

Religious Education — Revs. O. W. Perrell, and N. N. Fleming, 
Mr. J. A. Kellenberger-S (1947). 

Woman's Work— Rev. J. W. Foster (1947). 

Educational Institution — Rev. M. H. Clark (1947). 

Orphan's Home— Rev. 0. W. Perrell (1947). 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. A. D. Carswell-S 
(1947). 

Stewardship — Rev. Chester Alexander (1946), Rev. J. P. H. 
McNatt, (1947), (Place of Mr. R. D. White vacant). 

Examining Committee: Church History — Rev. C. M. Jones; 
English Bible— Rev. R. F. Whitley. 

Defense Service Council — Mr. J. E. Williams; Manager of 
Service Campaign, Mr. J. N. Benton. 



The Committee on Synod's Minutes made report 
through the Chairman, Rev. Robert Knox, calling atten- 
tion to the omission of the Evangelistic Crusade which 
Synod had recommended. 

Revs. M. S. Huske, N. N. Fleming and W. M. Baker 
were appointed a Committee to revise the rules of Pres- 
bytery and it was moved that the rules when adopted, 
be printed separate from the minutes. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold the July 
Meeting in the Fairfield Church. 

Upon Motion, the Presbytery stood and was led in 
prayer for Rev. Harry Myers, D.D., who is sick; the 
prayer was offered by Dr. Robert Knox. 

Presbytery adopted the report on Statistics as fol- 
lows: (With additions of facts received since Presby- 
tery adjourned). 



Signed, 



O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 



Elders 

Deacons 

Added on Confession. 
Added on Certificate- 
Total Communicants 

Adult Baptisms 

Infant Baptisms 

Sunday School Enroll. 



... 14,047 



10,054 



421 
525 
519 
465 



331 
173 



Gifts: 



Foreign Missions 

Assem. Home Miss 

Chr. Ed. and Min. Rel. 



$28,151 
10,983 
5,085 



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Rel. Ed. and Pub $ 1,945 

Assembly's Tr. School 634 

Bible Cause 354 

Other Assembly Ben. 4,077 

Synod's Home Miss 6,254 

Homes 15,178 

Educational Insts. 7,341 

Pres. Home Missions 9.432 

Synod's Rel. Ed. 2,088 

Other Ben. Pres'y Syn 2,722 

Pastor's salary Direct 80,393 

Current Exp. 117,165 

Bldg. Expense 107,427 

Miscellaneous 26,449 



Respectfully submitted, 

O. W. Perrell, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Treasurer of 
Presbytery with the audit as follows : 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



April 5, 1943— April 5, 1944 





Balance 
April 5 
1943 


Receipts 


Disburse- 
ments 


Balance 
April 5 
1944 


Foreign Missions 


1 12,283.60 


12,283.60 




Assembly's Home Miss 




5,192.91 


5,192.91 




Synod's Home Missions 




4,216.59 


4,216.59 




Presbytery's Home Miss._ 




7,840.51 


7,840.51 




Christian Ed. and Relief- _ 




2,682.58 


2,682.58 




Religious Ed. and Pub 




988.15 


988.15 




Schools and Colleges 




3,564.76 


3,564.76 




Union Theo. Seminary 




764.48 


764.48 




Bible Cause 




248.05 


248.05 




Orphans' Home 




3,369.70 


3,369.70 




Assembly's Train. School- _ 




310.13 


310.13 




Religious Ed. in Synod 




1,257.30 


1,257.30 




Home Miss. Emergency 




756.99 


756.99 




Defense Service Council 




357.12 


357.12 




War Relief 




16.25 


16.25 




Presbytery's Tax 


1,006.29 


2,114.01 


3,018.05 


102.25 



Totals | $1,006.29 1 $45,963.13 1 $46,867.17 1 $102.25 



Current Expense Account — 1943-'44 



Balance on hand April 5, 1943 $1,006.29 

Receipts April 5, 1943— April 5, 1944 2,114.01 



Total $3,120.30 

Disbursements : 

Assembly's Assessment 1942-43 $1,033.13 

Assembly's Assessment 1943-44 976.99 

Synod's Dues for 1943-44 279.14 



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Oxford Orphanage, for Printing $ 226.35 

Stated Clerk's Salary 200.00 

Stated Clerk's Expense Account 30.00 

Permanent Clerk's Salary 25.00 

Treasurer's Salary 150.00 

Treasurer's Expense Account 9.66 

Bond For Treasurer 37.50 

Annuity Dues 28.15 

Miscellaneous Expenses 22.13 

Balance in Guilford Nat. Bank 102.25 



Total $3,120.30 $3,120.30 

Balance on hand $ 102.25 



Buffalo (L) arrears in Tax 1943-44, $7.00. 

C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF PERMANENT AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have audited the books and annual report of C. E. Hodgin, 
Treasurer of the Home Missions Committee of Orange Presbytery, 
and find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers pre- 
sent for all disbursements, except seven checks totaling $1,732.72 
which were in process of collection and which have not been paid 
by the bank as of April 10, 1944. 

All of the checks outstanding April 11, 1943 (last audit) have 
been presented at the bank and paid. u \ 

We find the annual report showing a balance of $4,223.27 to 
be correct. 

This the 10th day of April, 1944. 

Auditing Committee, 

I. C. Crawford, Chairman. 
C. E. Kerchner. 

REPORT OF PERMANENT COMMITTEE AUDITING 

We have audited the books on annual report of C. E. Hodgin, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements, except 
nine checks totaling $2,561.44 which were in process of collection 
and which have not been paid by the bank as of April 10, 1944. 

All of the checks outstanding April 11, 1943 (last audit) have 
been presented at the bank and paid. 

We find the annual report showing a balance of $102.25 to 
be correct. 

This the 10th day of April, 1944. 

Auditing Committee, 

I. C. Crawford, Chairman. 
C. E. Kerchner. 

The Committee on Negro Work was asked to plan a 
constructive program. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming gave verbal report on Historical 
Records; the report was received as information. 



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Presbytery appointed the Moderator to bear greet- 
ings to the Sanford Church on its Fiftieth anniversary 
and the Rev. C. E. Hodgin to write resolutions of appre- 
ciation to be read by the Moderator. 

The Committee on Evangelism made verbal report 
which was received as information. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer and the benediction to meet in the 
Fairfield Presbyterian Church, Efland, N. C, on Tues- 
day July 11, 1944, at 10:00 a. m. 

Frank S. Jones, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, May 24, 1944 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date, at 2 :30 p. m., in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C, and was opened 
with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. F. S. Jones. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

Ministers: F. S. Jones, M. S. Huske, J. S. Walkup, W. M. 
Baker, M. H. Clark, Robert Knox, J. C. Whitley, Chester Alex- 
ander, K. L. Whittington, D. A. Swicord, J. W. Foster, W. A. 
Pate and N. N. Fleming-. 

Elders: D. L. Alston of Pittsboro Church. 

The following Call with an Amendment — 5. To fill 

vacancies in the Commissioners to the General Assembly 

was found in order and taken up in order: 

Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C, May 13, 1944 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet Wednesday, May 24, 1944, 2:30 
p. m., 1st Presbyterian Church, Burlington, to transact the follow- 
ing, if the way be clear: 

1. Act upon the resignation of Rev. M. H. Clark, pastor of 
Goldston, Haywood, Mt. Vernon Springs, and Pittsboro Churches; 
and 

2. Dismiss him to Albemarle Presbytery. 

3. Receive Mr. E. P. Nichols as Candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry. 

4. Any business growing out of any of the above. 

Frank S. Jones, Moderator. 
By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. M. H. Clark offered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of the Goldston, Haywood, Pittsboro and Mt. Ver- 
non Springs churches and asked that the pastoral rela- 
tion be dissolved and that he be granted a letter of 
Dismission to the Presbytery of Albemarle, that he 
might accept work in that Presbytery. 

Presbytery having heard from the churches that they 
concurred with Mr. Clark in his request, dissolved the 
pastoral relation and granted Rev. M. H. Clark letter of 
Dismission to the Presbytery of Albemarle effective June 
1st. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief, through its chairman, Rev. W. M. Baker, 
presented Mr. E. P. Nichols, a member of the Reidsville 
Church, and recommended that he be received as Candi- 



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date for the Gospel Ministry, (all the requirements hav- 
ing been satisfactorily met) . 

The required examination having been held by the 
Moderator and being sustained, Mr. Nichols was asked 
the required questions and having answered in the affir- 
mative he was ordered enrolled as a Candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry under the care of Orange Presbytery. 
The charge to the Candidate was given by Rev. M. S. 
Huske and the service was concluded with prayer. 

Presbytery received Mr. Nichols as an extraordinary 
Case. (Having been out of college for a number of years 
after having had only 1% years of College work, he was 
given permission to omit the other College work, and to 
take the English Course in the Seminary; this because 
of his age and experience in business). 

Mr. Z. I. Walser was elected principal to take the 
place of Mr. J. N. Benton as Commissioner to the Gen- 
eral Assembly (Mr. M. H. Huf fines, alternate to Mr. 
Benton being unable to attend), Mr. Walser having been 
elected an Alternate at the Winter Meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

Mr. D. L. Alston was elected Commissioner to take 
the place of Mr. J. E. Covington who could not attend, 
and whose alternate, Mr. J. H. Booker, was unable to 
attend. 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the Fairfield Church, 
Efland, N. C, on Tuesday, July 11, 1944, at 10:00 a. m. 

F. S. Jones, Moderator. 

W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Efland, N. C, Route 1, July 11, 1944 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Regular Sum- 
mer Adjourned Session on the above date in the Fair- 
field Presbyterian Church, Efland, N. C, Route 1, at 
10:00 a. m., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
F. S. Jones, and constituted with prayer by Rev. N. N. 
Fleming. 

The Devotional Service was conducted by the Moder- 
ator, using the text Romans 5 :8, "But God commendeth 
His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, 
Christ died for us." 

The roll was called and the following noted present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

A. D. Carswell K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Wilcox Euphronia 

W. G. Wicker White Hill 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook R. D. Hughes Eno 

J. H. Albright Fairfield 

W. N. Wilkerson Little River 

A. P. Dickson 

L. T. Edgerton J. P. Pace Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

J. W. Foster S. C. Stewart Springwood 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

F. M. Hawley, S.T.D S. G. Morgan Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D D. E. Forrest Efland 

M. S. Huske 

Frank S. Jones 

Robert Knox, D.D 

J. P. LaForte O. C. Jones Riverview 

R. Holman El-Bethel 

J. P. H. McNatt 

W. C. McLauchlin, D.D G. M. Kellam Shiloh 

J. C. Edwards Piedmont 

J. M. Millard W. L. Sharpe Alamance 

C. F. Myers, D.D A. C. Hall Greensboro 1st 

W. A. Pate J. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

W. C. Buchanan. Broadway 

T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

0. W. Perrell B. B. Oakes Burlington 2nd 

G. R. Garrison Stony Creek 

D. A. Swicord 

J. S. Walkup T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

J. C. Whitley H. E. Latham Leaksville 1st 

R. F. Whitley __W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

Dr. J. H. Thacker Bethesda 



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MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



C. C. Smith Griers 

Jno. W. Simmons Pleasant Grove 



K. L. Whittington. 
R. M. Williams, Sr. 
R. M. Williams, Jr. 



I. C. Crawford 



Covenant 



A. G. Carter. _ 
S. A. Florence 
A. K. Hardee. 
Z. I. Walser___ 



High Point 1st 
— 34 



.Sanford 
Bethany 
.Graham 



—28 



Presbytery adopted the report on orders and the 
Docket as follows: 

Recess at 11 :30 to prepare for the Communion Ser- 
vice, which is to follow at 11 :35. Recess for lunch at 
12 :00 m. Reconvene at 1 :00 p. m. 



DOCKET 
— OF— 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Summer Adjourned Meeting 
Fairfield Presbyterian Church 



Tuesday, July 11, 1944, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. Frank S. Jones, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer. 

2. Devotional Services. 

3. Roll Call. 

4. Report on Orders — Cook: Adoption of Docket. 

5. Communications. 

6. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

7. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations — Report 
through the Committee on Christian Education — Baker. 

8. Report of Trustees: Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley High School, 
Hawfields Endowment Fund. 

9. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

10. Communion Service. 

11. History of Fairfield Church — Cook. 

12. Report of Committee on Religious Education — DuBose. 

13. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly — Huske, 
McLauchlin, Perrell, R. M. Williams, Sr.; D. L. Alston, I. W. 
Murphy, Z. I. Walser, and S. A. White. 

14. Report of Commission on The Minister and His Work — Huske. 

15. Calls or Dismissions, Reception of Ministers. 



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16. Report of Commission to Ordain Licentiate R. M. Williams, 
Jr. — Hodgin. 

17. Report of Defense Service Council — Alexander. 

18. Report on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

19. Report on Minutes of The General Assembly. 

20. Report of Standing Committees: 

(1) Installations — R. F. Whitley, , R. A. Watson, 

(2) Nominations — Williamson, Cook, Whittington, Roy Bar- 
ber, P. E. Morrow. 

(3) Thanks — Lewis, Dickson, R. G. Vaughn. 

21. Place of Next Meeting. 

22. Unfinished Business. 

23. Read and Approve Minutes. 

24. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

Standing Order — Reception of Candidates at 2:00 P. M. 
Committees of Spring Meeting serve through Summer Meet- 
ing. 

First order of the afternoon to hear request from the 
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Flora 
Macdonald College and to grant to Mr. S. A. White, a 
member of the Committee, the privileges of the floor to 
present this request. 

Under communications the following were excused 
from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery: Revs. 
S. W. DuBose, F. W. Lewis, Donald MacColl, and 0. C. 
Williamson. 

The reading of minutes of intervening meetings were 
omitted, by vote of Presbytery. 

Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D., of the Presbytery of East 
Alabama was introduced to Presbytery and invited to 
sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. D. A. Swicord, Chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Missions, presented the following who spoke on 
Foreign Missions: Ruling Elder I. Wright Murphy who 
presented the plan of the Elders and Deacons of the Gen- 
eral Assembly to raise $400,000 for rehabilitation work 
in China ; Rev. W. C. McLauchlin who spoke on the "Four 
Calls Of China," after which the Presbytery was led in 
prayer for Foreign Missions by Rev. Robert Knox. 

After a recess of 5 minutes the Presbytery was led in 
the observance of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by 
Revs. J. S. Cook and F. S. Jones, assisted by the follow- 
ing Ruling Elders : J. H. Albright, J. F. Workman, C. G. 
Waddell, and C. C. Wilkinson (all Elders in Fairfield 
Church) . 

After which Presbytery took recess until 1 :00 p. m. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened and was led in prayer by Rev. 
J. P. LaForte. 

The following members of the Boards of Trustees 
made report: (These reports are accepted as informa- 
tion) . 

Of the Trustees of Orange Presbytery — E. E. Gillespie, C. E. 
Hodgin, W. Lacy Sharpe and E. A. Ranson. 

Of Davidson College — Dr. Waylon Blue, C. E. Hodgin and 
M. S. Huske. 

Of Flora Macdonald College— W. A. Pate, F. S. Jones, H. D. 
Jones, E. A. Ranson, J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Dr. Lynn 
Mclver, 0. C. Williamson, N. N. Fleming and S. A. White. 

Of Peace Junior College — W. M. Baker and Dr. F. L. Knight. 

Of Glade Valley High School— J. N. Benton and D. E. Purcell. 

In the absence of Mr. McBride Holt, Mr. W. Kerr Scott re- 
ported for the Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endow- 
ment Fund — $1,811.84 on deposit and in bonds July 9, 1944. 

Mr. S. A. White presented a request from the execu- 
tive committee of the Board of Trustees of Flora Mac- 
donald College regarding Synodical Control of Colleges. 
In answer to this request Presbytery took the following 
action : 

(1) In view of the fact that the resolution inviting any and 
all educational institutions within the bounds of the Synod to 
place themselves, by act of their trustees and their controlling 
Presbyteries, under the control and ownership of the Synod, adopt- 
ed at the Annual Meeting of the Synod in 1943, was adopted by a 
majority of only two votes, it is believed that this might not have 
been a truly representative vote of the Synod, and that the whole 
matter ought to be reconsidered and given further discussion. In 
its present status, the matter does not show sufficient unanimity 
in the Synod to give hope of success in a great cooperative finan- 
cial campaign such as may be contemplated. 

(2) The Presbytery of Orange, as a component part of the 
Synod, recognizes its obligation to give such loyal support as it 
may be able to the well-considered undertakings of the Synod, in 
the future as in the past. But the Presbytery of Orange is already 
obligated to support Davidson College, Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege, Peace College and Flora Macdonald College, and does not 
feel able at this time to assume an added responsibility for the 
support of any other institution that may come under the control 
of the Synod of which we are a part. 

We, therefore, respectfully ask the Synod not to take any 
action which will tend to increase the financial obligations resting 
upon us, which are already heavy. We believe that other insti- 
tutions have already a more wealthy financial constituency than 
ours, and that they have ample opportunities to meet all their 
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(3) We have been informed that more than one educational 
institution in the Synod, through its Board of Trustees, and de- 
spite the urgings of its president, has voted to have nothing to do 
with Synodical Control for themselves. We believe also that a study 
of the experience of other Synods in Synodical control of educa- 
tional institutions has shown numerous institutions have been 
closed as a result of it, and that no single institution has, thus far, 
anywhere been benefitted materially by it. 

(4) We, therefore, as loyal members of the Synod, overture 
the Synod not to embark on any program of Synodical Control at 
this time, but allow us to continue to work out our problems, on 
which we have been making good progress. 

The Presbytery expressed its appreciation of the ser- 
vices of Mr. C. C. McLean and its sense of loss at his 
death and voted to send expression of its sympathy to his 
family. 

Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D., presented a letter of dismis- 
sion from the Presbytery of East Alabama. The Presby- 
tery heard a report from the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work stating that it had examined a call from 
the Sanford Church for the pastoral services of Dr. Car- 
son (at a salary of $4,000 per annum, a manse, and an- 
nuity payments), and found it in order. Dr. Carson was 
received pending his examination. The examination on 
experimental religion, theology, and church government 
was sustained, in part and as a whole, and Dr. Carson 
was enrolled after signing the obligation. The call from 
the Sanford Church was then found in order, placed in 
his hands, and he signified his acceptance. 

The Moderator appointed to fill vacancies on the 
standing committees: Installations — 0. W. Perrell and 
W. C. Buchanan ; Nominations — W. M. Baker, W. F. 
Henderson and D. E. Forrest; Thanks — J. S. Walkup 
and W. Kerr Scott. 

Miss Maude Faucette read the following history of 
the Fairfield Church which was ordered printed in our 
minutes : 

HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD CHURCH 

Reaching back into the archives of history we find that a vast 
and grand country in the piedmont regions of Virginia and the 
Carolinas was reserved by Providence for the planting of a race 
who were to be fixed in the morally strategic points of the contin- 
ent and thence to permeate a great coming nation with the out- 
growth of their character ; and at the appointed time this new life 
began and filled all its appointed channels. We refer here to the 



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well known Scotch-Irish movement. This overflow of Scotch meant 
the planting of good seeds in the centers of the American Conti- 
nent. 

The main body of colonists who came to Orange were Scotch- 
Irish and Presbyterians swelled by accessions from Virginia and 
Ireland. 

For the most part these people were intelligent, sturdy, and 
well-to-do farmers with a keen eye for good land and a fine 
climate; of fixed religious faith, devoted to self government and 
religious freedom. As history shows, they came here not merely to 
live and gain as men of the world. They brought to this fair land 
that without which any place is a desert, and with their first 
plantings were the seeds of moral truth. With their earliest ef- 
forts to provide for material wants were thoughts for religious 
privileges which were with them essentials of life. The divine Word 
was a necessary part of their equipment. With the Bible was 
found a literature rooted in it, a spiritual and intellectual food far 
superior to that which is now most common even in Christian 
communities. These fine old citizens early realized a great truth 
and lived accordingly. They realized that the church and school 
had always been the mainstay of every race. They built their 
churches and schools and lived according to the inscription "The 
Lord He is God." Certainly this is the key to their greatness. 

Two of the principal settlements of these Scotch-Irish Presby- 
terians were Eno and Hawfields. Such is the background of the 
Eno and Fairfield churches. Suffice it to say that this background 
was greatly enriched by the two heroic and energetic missionaries; 
namely, Dr. Caldwell and Dr. Henry Patillo. 

Vision with me please Fairfield in its material beginning. On 
Thursday morning, April 17, 1834, the James Lapsely lands were 
being divided and one Thomas Armstrong of Orange County, the 
State of North Carolina, did will and bequeath to William Clarke, 
James Riley, Matthew Brown, John Wilkinson and Francis Wil- 
kinson, (being elders and trustees of Fairfield Church) and to their 
successors forever, two acres of land in trust for the sole benefit 
and us© of the church, in consideration of which the sum of five 
dollars was paid, the witnesses being A. Armstrong and John N. 
Clarke. 

Tradition tells us that William Clarke was prominent in the 
organization of this church. It is reasonable to suppose that at 
this time the charter members came from the families of the elders 
and others on the western side of the historic Eno. Among these 
were the Clarkes, Tinnins, Wilkinsons, Faucettes, Armstrongs, 
Coxes, and Hanners. Mrs. Betsy Clarke Wilkinson, daughter of 
William Clarke and wife of John W. Wilkinson, was the last of the 
charter members. She is buried in Fairfield Cemetery. 

The community which united in this church reaches from the 
east prong of Eno River to the east prong of Back Creek on the 
west, extending over an area of several miles and embracing the 
country now occupied by other churches. Many of the older 
families have moved away; others moved in. A great majority of 
family names have representatives here today and some families 
whose names are extinct have lineal descendants here. 



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Name 

The origin of the name "Fairfield" is unknown and we are 
left to conjecture. So far as we know, the site was selected was part 
of a great field covered with the wild pea — hence a "Fair-field" 
for a location. 

Building and Lumber 

Mr. Joseph Faucette, grandfather of Miss Maude Faucette, 
gave the lumber for the church building. It was made from a 
superior quality of pine that grew on a farm which he owned a few 
miles north of Cedar Grove. The trees were cut and the logs 
hauled by the people interested in building the church. They were 
sawed into lumber by an old-fashioned up and down saw at 
Ellis' Mill, later known as Hall's mill. The rough lumber was 
planed by hand by the Negro slaves in the interested families. 

After the building was erected the people of the community 
gave the paint and Mr. Charles Cox, grandfather of Mr. Charlie 
Wilkinson, painted it, giving his time and labor. 

Sturdy and strong it must be, having stood here for the past 
century, and still firm on its foundations. In the early part of the 
century the building faced the east and had two doors. The 
windows were square with small glass. The pulpit large, roomy, 
and box-like, occupied the west end. The pews, three divisions, 
were substantially made and fairly comfortable. 

The church was remodeled and painted about thirty years ago, 
as you see it today. The present pulpit was given and made by 
Mr. Frank Smith, an officer in the church. 

Later the old school building and additional land was acquired 
and deeded to the church. This was made possible by two of the 
older families. This building is now used for a community house. 
Mr. Patillo Clarke planted elm trees to shade the south windows 
when the church was erected. After a struggle of fifty years, they 
died. Miss Kate Clarke of Greensboro and D. W. Clarke of this 
Church continued the work of planting trees and shrubs. 

Spiritual History 

It is known that -the early records of Orange Presbytery were 
lost by fire; later the records of Fairfield Church were also lost 
by fire. We do not deem it necessary to give the membership at 
different dates, but only to say in general that amid all the 
changes of the times and while the area of the church has been 
very much contracted and other churches have been formed on its 
original territory, the total, not relative number of communicants, 
has been on the increase. 

The original type of Fairfield Christianity was fervent. This 
was manifest in camp meetings, revivals, and family altars. 

Revivals were and are held from time to time. There have 
been brought in new members and increased vitality. 

Institutions 

The Sabbath School for the most part has been a fixed 
institution. Prominent in this work were Mr. Samuel Wilkinson 



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and Mr. T. C. Ellis, the former a ruling elder in the church and 
the latter a deacon. Both Mr. John Wilkinson and Mr. Samuel 
Wilkinson were a great rfelp with the music — at that time entirely 
vocal. We have been told that the music was especially good in the 
seventies. 

Numbered among the choir were Misses Josephine and Mary 
Brown, Mattie and Fannie Clarke, Mary Faucette, and Ara Hall, 
Messrs. A. W. Clarke, A. H. Hall, and G. W. Faucette, all of whom 
were good singers. They met for practice every two weeks at the 
home of their leader, Mr. John Wilkinson, since there was no way 
of heating the church building at that time. 

Sunday School was well attended, people walking for miles. 
Later came others who were not only officers in the church, but 
served also in the capacity of Sunday School Superintendants ; 
namely, Messrs. David Clarke, Duncan Brown, J. E. Hanner, and 
M. J. Blue. John Currie Brown later served as secretary and 
treasurer of both Sunday School and church. At his death Miss 
Ellen Brown served for a time as treasurer. Mr. John Hanner 
serves as treasurer today, an honored and efficient one. Numbered 
among the teachers were Miss Fannie Clarke, Miss Josephine 
Brown, Mrs. Lydia Currie Faucette, Mrs. Laura Hanner Mebane, 
and later Mrs. Henry Woods, Mrs. M. J. Blue, Mrs. M. T. Brown, 
Miss Ellen Brown, and Mrs. Delia Wilkinson. 

Today the Sunday School continues, the officers and teachers, 
with few exception, being descendents of the original families. 

Library 

We would not forget the Sunday School Library, which at one 
time did exist. Many can testify to its importance and usefulness. 

Camp meetings at one time must have been institutions of this 
church. They were a necessity of the age of their origin. When 
settlements were widely scattered and when entire families living 
some distance from the church could not attend the services 
together, when there was a desire to carry the gospel to all people 
and to each member of every household and churches would not be 
erected for small areas of territory — hence camp meetings were 
established. Tradition leads us to believe that Fairfield had camp 
meetings. 

The Woman's Auxiliary was organized April 1927, with Mrs. 
Henry Woods as President. During its short lifetime it has had a 
useful career. The Young People's Society functions today. 

Good secular schools flourished in this and the surrounding 
communities, being the outgrowth of the religious character of the 
people. One and one-half miles east of this church was the Hughes' 
Academy. Mr. Sam Hughes and Rev. Archie Currie and Mr. Hazel 
Norwood taught in this school. When the war of '61 came, most of 
the students volunteered for service and the school was closed 
temporarily. Later Mr. Hughes moved the school to what is now 
known as the old Hughes home. Rev. Archie Currie continued 
teaching at intervals — ever lending an influence for good. He 
taught in the original part of the home opposite the church; Mrs. 
Mollie Wharton of Greensboro having charge of the young ladies. 
Miss Josephine Brown conducted a private school near the present 
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These humble seats of learning were not known for architec- 
tural beauty, but from this reservoir has flowed an influence far- 
reaching in its effect. 

It is here we wish to speak of the instruction and religious 
training of the colored race. This race had excellent care. In the 
old Presbyterian families it was a habit to teach the slaves to read 
and to furnish them with Bibles. 

Pastors and Supplies 

The church was organized by Rev. Samuel Paisley in 1834, 
and he became its first pastor. He and Rev. John Paisley must 
have served from 1841 to 1846. Rev. John Paisley joined Orange 
Presbytery in 1841. He died at the Hanner place, two miles west 
of the church, in 1845. 

Rev. Samuel Paisley was of Alamance, and an impressive, 
solemn preacher, who labored in various places in North Carolina. 
He died in the seventies in Moore County, at a good old age. 

Following Mr. Paisley came Rev. Archie Currie, who served 
the church continuously from 1846 to 1866. His last days were 
spent with his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Lacy, in Hampden-Sydney. 
He lived a long and useful life, leaving a family of useful citizens 
and an honored name. From 1867 to 1868 Rev. Henry B. Pratt 
was pastor, leaving this charge to become a missionary in South 
America. 

W. C. Smith served as pastor from 1869 to 1873, for both 
Hillsboro and Fairfield churches. 

James H. Fitzgerald came in 1873, leaving in 1881. 

Rev. Archie Currie returned in 1882 and preached for us until 
1884. 

Rev. James L. Currie, son of Rev. Archie Currie, was pastor 
from 1887 to 1889. He was truly Fairfield's own. Born and raised 
in this congregation, he has left a memory that will be long and 
widely cherished and honored. As a minister he was earnest and 
fervent, always courageous for the truth. He left five sons: the 
late Albert, Edward, Archie, of Davidson College, James Currie, 
lawyer of Raeford, and Rev. T. K. Currie, of Richmond, Va., who 
survives, and who did preach for us in 1934. 

Rev. W. F. Wilhelm served this pastorate from 1889 to 1893 
He is buried in the Presbyterian cemetery at Hillsboro. 

Following him came Dr. H. S. Bradshaw in 1894, and served 
as pastor until 1900. He was an able divine, a faithful and success- 
ful pastor. Although serving another pastorate he is still loved 
and honored here. 

Dean Francis Bradshaw, of the University of North Carolina, 
is well remembered as a former son of Fairfield and one of whom 
we are justly proud. 

Rev. J. W. Goodman came to us in 1901 and served us faith- 
fully until 1905. He was useful, esteemed and beloved by all de- 
nominations. 

In 1906 Rev. M. C. Arrowood came. He was not only an able 
preacher, but one of the best teachers of his day. During his 
pastorate the Efland and North Eno churches were organized. He 
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Rev. Walter S. Wilhelm came in 1910 and preached for ten 
years. A deep scholar, quiet and unassuming, but a sincere Chris- 
tian whose influence lives after him. He died in the Sanatorium, 
N. C, in 1927. 

Mr. C. D. Whitely came to us in 1920. Due in a large measure 
to his efforts the present manse was built at Cedar Grove. 

Mr. Whitely was an excellent leader of the young people. He 
exerted an influence over them that made for the highest ideals of 
Christian citizenship. In a simple, direct, and friendly way he met 
people. To know him was to love him. 

Next came Rev. J. W. Mann, and his wife, who labored with 
us until 1941. 

Tirelessly and devotedly these fine people gave themselves to 
the building up of the kingdom of God in the communities in which 
they labored. Earnest, sincere, sympathetic, and understanding, 
they have endeared themselves to the people of all denominations. 

It is impossible to furnish a perfect list of the elders and dea- 
cons of this church, from the lack of early records. We give the 
following names and think it possible that there have been others 
of whom we have not heard: Elders, John Wilkinson, Samuel Wil- 
kinson, William Clarke, Francis Wilkinson, James Riley, Matthew 
Brown, Duncan Brown, David Thompson, D. C. McAdams, J. E. 
Hanner, Gene Brown, George L. Taylor, Charlie Wilkinson, Joe 
Albright, Cox Wilkinson, Gregory Waddell, and John Workman; 
Deacons, Newton Clarke, George Faucette, David Clarke, T. C. 
Ellis, Frank Smith, Joseph Faucette, Lacy Clarke, John Brown, 
W. P. Smith, Robert D. Bain, D. W. Clarke, J. H. Hanner, Gre- 
gory Waddell, and the deacons serving today are J. H. Hanner, D. 
W. Clarke, Otho Oldham and Allen Graham. 

For a long while the Sunday School Superintendent was Dan 
W. Clarke, great-grandson of William Clarke. Our present super- 
intendent is Cox Wilkinson, grandson of a former superintendent, 
S. M. Wilkinson. 

From the spring of 1941 to 1942 we were without a pastor to 
call our own. However, we were fortunate in having visiting min- 
isters from time to time. A call was extended, in the spring of 
1942, to our present pastor, Rev. J. S. Cook, who labors with us 
today. Observation and experience would prompt us to say that 
he is a fearless man, speaking the truth boldly. Too, he reaches 
out in the "byways and hedges" — ever working for his Master's 
Kingdom. 

This congregation has passed through two great conflicts — 
the Civil and World Wars. In each war this congregation contri- 
buted numbers of their young men. During the Civil War Strud- 
wick Faucette, William and Samuel Hanner, made the supreme 
sacrifice. In the Battle of Chateau Thierry, World War I, Sam- 
uel Wilkinson, son of Charles Wilkinson and the late Mrs. Delia 
Wilkinson, also made the supreme sacrifice. We honor the mem- 
ory of these brave Christian soldiers. 

This history would not be complete were we not to mention 
our friends and neighbors of other denominations who at all times 
have been our helpers. Especially do we recall with pleasure the 
late Mr. John Taylor and family. 

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Mr. Charlie Wilkinson for his kindly help in giving information 
for this paper. We feel grateful also to Mrs. D. C. McAdams, who 
came to our aid. 

God's promise is to the children and the children's children 
unto the third and fourth generation of them that j love Him. So 
we are not surprised to find that in this church today are officers, 
Sunday School Superintendents, faithful teachers, and regular 
attendants of church service, some of the descendants of these old 
families, and in the ministry of the Presbyterian church today 
are four young men whose families were once members of this 
church — Rev. William Faucette, Portland, Oregon, Rev. Frank 
Faucette, Watson Town, Pa., Rev. Thomas Currie, Richmond, Va., 
and Rev. Eugene Clarke, Greensboro, N. C. (Now Chaplain in U. 
S. Army) . The mother church bids these young men Godspeed in 
their high calling. 

All the good which has sprung from here and all the privi- 
leges and happiness which have been enjoyed here have grown 
from one root — the Gospel. We as a people should be most grateful. 
A century has wrought changes in the world since our ancestors 
came to this Fairfield, yet nearly all their names are represented 
here today. Political strife, financial reverses, and wars failed to 
sever all relations. You live, work and worship in the midst of 
pleasant associations and sacred memories. 

'Tis true our church has been weak at times but there were 
always a faithful few to carry on. From 1834 until 1944 the 
church has been open, the gospel preached, and its ordinances ad- 
ministered. 

The future is before us to be faced with new life and courage. 

"We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; 

We have a work to do, a load to lift; 

Shun not the struggle, face it, 'tis God's gift." 

Mrs. H. P. Woods, 
D. W. Clark, 
Maude R. Faucette, 

Committee. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee 
on the Minutes of the General Assembly: Revs. M. S. 
Huske, 0. W. Perrell, and W. C. McLauchlin; Ruling Eld- 
ers : S. A. White and I. W. Murphy. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Installations : 

The Commission to install Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D., pastor of 
the Sanf ord Church : To preach the sermon, Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, 
with Rev. N. N. Fleming, alternate; To charge the pastor, Rev. 
W. A. Pate; to charge the congregation, Presbytery gave permis- 
sion to the Commission to invite Honorable Charles G. Rose, a 
ruling elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, 
and former Moderator of the Synod of North Carolina, and of 
the General Assembly, to take this part with Mr. D. E. Shaw, 



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alternate. The time is left to the Commission; one minister and 
one elder to constitute a quorum. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. F. Whitley, Chairman. 

Presbytery, by a rising vote, adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Your Committee on Thanks submits the following report: 
The Presbytery of Orange wishes to express to the Fairfield 
Congregation its appreciation for the splendid provision for the 
entertainment of the day. Especially to the ladies for the bounti- 
ful dinner. 

The Presbytery would congratulate the church on its 110 
years of service and would invoke God's blessing upon many more 
years of fruitful service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. Walkup, Chairman, 
A. P. Dickson, 
W. Kerr Scott. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work made 
the following recommendations which were adopted: 

1. That Rev. O. W. Perrell be allowed to resign as pastor of 
the Stony Creek Church. (Mr. Perrell offered his resignation and 
asked the Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relation that he 
might accept the Call to become full-time pastor of the Second 
Church, Burlington. The Church made report through its repre- 
sentative that it concurred and the request was granted and the 
pastoral relation dissolved, effective July 31, 1944). 

2. That the Second Church, Burlington, be permitted to change 
its call for one half the time of Rev. 0. W. Perrell to all his time 
and that they be permitted to increase his salary from $1200 to 
$1600 and manse (It being understood that the Presbytery's Home 
Missions Committee would supplement the salary in the amount 
of $400 per annum) . 

3. (This item recommending the approval of call from the 
Sanford Church for the pastoral services of Rev. H. V. Carson had 
already been passed) . 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Rev. Chester Alexander reported on the gifts to the 
Defense Service Council and Rev. H. V. Carson addres- 
sed the Presbytery on the work of the Council. The re- 
port was received as information. 

The Chairman of the Historical Committee called at- 
tention to the fact that next year would mark the 175th 
anniversary of the organization of Orange Presbytery. 
The Presbytery appointed Mr. Fleming Chairman of a 
Committee to arrange suitable observance of this occa- 



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sion, with instructions to select others to make up the 
Committee. 

Presbytery admitted to record the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO ORDAIN LICENTIATE 

R. M. WILLIAMS, JR. 

Sabbath, 11 o'clock, A. M. 
May 21, 1944. 

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, N. C. 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery met for the purpose 
of ordaining- Robert M. Williams, Jr. 

Opened with prayer by Dr. Hodgin. 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., Moderator. 

E. A. Ranson, Clerk, together with the following members of 
the Commission: Rev. Donald MacColl, D. D., Rev. R. Murphy 
Williams, Sr., Mr. P. N. Pritchett. (Rev. W. M. Baker could not 
be present.) 

Rev. Ben R. Lacy, D.D., upon invitation of the Commission 
preached the ordination sermon, Text Rom. 12:1.2. 

After the very impressive sermon by Dr. Lacy, Dr. Hodgin 
asked the questions prescribed in our Book of Church Order, then 
by the laying on of hands R. Murphy Williams, Jr., was ordained 
to the Gospel Ministry and set aside to the work of an Evangelist. 
He will enter the chaplaincy of the U. S. Navy. 

The Moderator then charged the newly ordained minister as 
to his duties, emphasizing the importance of a Holy Life and a 
consecrated service. The minutes were read and approved. 

Dr. MacColl led the closing prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Moderator, 
E. A. Ranson, Clerk. 

Reports were received from the following Commis- 
sioners to the General Assembly: M. S. Huske, W. C. 
McLauchlin, 0. W. Perrell, R. M. Williams, Sr., I. W. 
Murphy, Z. I. Walser, (Mr. S. A. White having previous- 
ly reported and Mr. D. L. Alston was unavoidably absent 
from Presbytery, but it was reported that he attended 
the meeting) . 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations : 

That Mr. W. Kerr Scott take the place of Mr. C. C. McLean 
(deceased) on the Board of Trustees of Glade Valley High School 
(1945). 

That Rev. W. M. Baker fill vacancy on the Committee on 
Educational Institutions (1947). 

Mr. M. E. Yount to fill vacancy on the Committee on Ste- 
wardship (1947). Dr. Lynn Mclver to take the place of Dr. S. A. 



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Malloy (Deceased) on the Committee on Examinations on Church 
History, Government and Sacraments. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

On motion Presbytery expressed its appreciation for 
the long and faithful services of Dr. S. A. Malloy (de- 
ceased) and voted to send a message of sympathy to his 
family. 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report on the Summer Conferences and the Pres- 
bytery gave a vote of confidence to those making possible 
the Conferences : 

SENIOR-YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE 
JUNE 19-24, 1944 

The Senior-Young People's Conference was held at Peace 
College on the above date with 110 enrolled and 18 members of 
the Faculty and Counsellors. 

Rev. R. F. Whitley was Director, Rev. N. N. Fleming, Dean 
of the Faculty, and Rev. W. A. Pate, Business Manager. 

The following courses were taught: 

Bible by Revs. M. S. Huske and N. N. Fleming. 

Missions by Rev. D. A. Swicord. 

Worship by Mrs. C. G. Smith. 

Stewardship by Rev. J. G. Patton, Jr., D.D. 

Rev. Chester Alexander was the vesper speaker and Rev. J. O. 
Mann, D.D., conducted the morning worship. 

While the age of the group was somewhat lower than in for- 
mer years and the girls in a very large majority, the Con- 
ference was an unusually fine one. 

We would express our appreciation to Dr. Pressly and the 
College for their splendid cooperation, and to our churches for 
their loyal support. 

The Young People's Council under the leadership of Jimmie 
Nesbit planned the conference hour and the business sessions of 
the group. 

At the conclusion of the Conference, Miriam Scott from the 
Hawfields Church, was installed President of the Young People 
of the Presbytery for the next term of office. 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT 
Orange-Wilmington Pioneer Conferences 

We had a total enrollment of 154 young people, 33 of whom 
came from Wilmington Presbytery. We had 20 adults, seven of 
whom came from Wilmington Presbytery. 

Having the Wilmington leaders and pioneers with us proved 
to be a very delightful and profitable experience and we feel that 
we gained a great deal by the arrangement. 



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The Rev. Stephen J. Sloop, a missionary to Brazil, was our 
Vesper speaker and meant a very great deal to our Conference. At 
my request he presented a need to the Conference and a special 
offering was taken amounting to $104.41 with which to send a boy 
and a girl to the Bible Institute in Brazil for nine months. I be- 
lieve all who were present would agree with me that it was a rich 
experience for our boys and girls to share in this enterprise. 

We also had as our guests Miss Lourdes Ossario and Miss 
Kathleen Franklin, the one a Cuban girl and the other the daugh- 
ter of ohe of our missionaries to Japan. These girls spent Friday 
with us and helped our boys and girls to catch a world-wide view 
of life today with its needs and opportunities. 

Finally we had an unusually efficient staff of workers in our 
Conference and they, with the cooperation of the splendid group of 
boys and girls who were there, really made possible the success 
of our Conference. Without their sympathetic help and coopera- 
tion the conference could never have been held. Also the cooper- 
ation of the pastors and churches at home contributed in no small 
measure to the success of the Conference and we appreciate it very 
much. 

Presbytery was led in prayer by Dr. E. E. Gillespie 
for Rev. 0. C. Williamson who is sick. 

Presbytery received as information the verbal report 
on Evangelism, presented by the Chairman, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin. 

On motion Presbytery requested that the Presby- 
tery's Home Mission Committee, the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, and the Committee on Religious 
Education hold a joint meeting between now and the Fall 
Meeting of Presbytery to plan a program of work for the 
Presbytery. Rev. N. N. Fleming was asked to call the 
meeting. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the St. An- 
drews Church, near Jonesboro, to meet there this fall. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Presby- 
tery adjourned with the singing of "Best be the Tie" and 
a prayer to meet in the St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church, Jonesboro, N. C, on Tuesday, October 10, 1944, 
at 10:00 a. m. The closing prayer was offered by Rev. 
L. T. Edgerton. 

F. S. Jones, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— Summer 1944 
I — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. Frank S. Jones, Asheboro, N. C. 
Other Officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming-, Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 
(1945). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. A. Pate, Jonesboro, N. C. (1945). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1945). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. E/ Hodgin, D.D., 403 Asheboro St., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1946). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, N. 
C. (1946). 

II — Trustees 
(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. C. 

E. Hodgin, D.D. (1945), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1946), Rev. M. S. 
Huske (1947), Dr. Waylon Blue (1948). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man) — Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Mr. D. W. Wright, 
and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1945) ; Revs. 0. C. Williamson, D.D., C. F. 
Myers D.D, N. N. Fleming, and Mr.. Stephen White (1946) ; Revs. 

F. S. Jones, W. A. Pate, Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. E. A. Ranson 
(1947). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1947), and Dr. F. L. Knight (1950). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. W. Kerr Scott, and Mr. Paul Ingle 
(1945) ; Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, and Mr. J. A. Kel- 
lenberger (1946). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1945). 

Ill — Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers, 4 Elders, report 
each stated meeting) — Revs. J. M. Millard — S, Chairman, J. C. 
Whitley, W. A. Pate— S, and Mr. J. W. Simpson— S (1947) ; Rev. 
R. M. Williams, Sr. (elected 1941), Mr. C. W. Perry— S, Mr. D. W. 
Wright (elected 1944), and Mr. W. L. Sharpe— S (1946); Revs. 
Chester Alexander (elected 1944), O. C. Williamson, L. T. Edger- 
ton, and Mr. C. E. Scott (1945). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, 1 Elder, report in spring 
with popular meeting) — Rev. D. A. Swicord (1945), Mr. P. N. 
Pritchett— S (1946), Rev. K. L. Whittington (1947). 



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3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 Ministers, 1 
Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate (1945), Mr. A. G. Car- 
ter— S (1946), Rev. J. C. Whitley— S (1947). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers, 
1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1945), Dr. 
Henry Louis Smith— S (1946), Rev. L. T. Edgerton (1947). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. S. W. DuBose — S, 
F. S. Jones, and Mr. R. D. Hughes— S (1946) ; Revs. C. M. Jones, 
A. P. Dickson— S, and Mr. C. P. Ingle (1945) ; Revs. O. W. Per- 
rell, N. N. Fleming and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger — S (1947) ; and 
Mrs. C. G. Smith — Secretary of Religious Education in Presbyter- 
ial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, 1 Elder, report spring) — Rev. 
J. W. Foster (1947), Mr. W. F. Henderson-S (1946), and Rev. 
O. W. Perrell (1945). 

7. Educational institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook (1945), Mr. J. Sam White-S 
(1946), Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

8. Orphan's Home (3 members, also member of the Board of 
Regents is exofficio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. Jones-S 

(1945) , Mr. E. A. Ranson-S (1946), Rev. O. W. Perrell (1947). 

9. Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, report 
spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley-S (1945), Mr. C. P. Robertson 

(1946) , Rev. A. D. Carswell-S (1947). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers, 3 Elders, report in winter on 
apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) — Rev. Chester 
Alexander (elected 1944), Mr. D. E. Shaw (1946), Rev. S. W. 
DuBose-S, Mr. J. E. Latta (1945), Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, and Mr. 
M. E. Yount (1947). 

11. Sessional Records (Chairman for 3 years, 5 members ap- 
pointed at each Spring Meeting) — Mr. R. D. Hughes (1945). 

IV — Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report spring) — Mr. I. C. 
Crawford, and Mr. C. E. Kerchner. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, 
D. D., J. S. Walkup and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, Sr., 0. C. William- 
son, D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey 
White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — 
Revs. C. M. Jones, C. L. Wicker, F. M. Hawley, 
S.T.D., and Dr. Lynn Mclver. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. R. F. Whitley, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and . 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D. and N. R. Claytor. 



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5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E. Gillespie, 
D.D., J. C. Whitley, Ruling Elders W. Kerr Scott and J. A. Kel- 
lenberger, and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on the Minister and His Work (7 members, 
set up in fall of 1938)— Revs. M. S. Huske, W. M. Baker, and Mr. 
H. W. Scott— S (1944), Rev. R. F. Whitley, and Mr. J. N. Benton 
— S (1945), Rev. J. W. Foster and Mr. L. E. Beard (1946). 

7. Defense Service Council — Revs. Chester Alexander, M. S. 
Huske, and Mr. J. E. Williams; Manager of Service Campaign — 
Mr. J. N. Benton. 

Candidates for the Ministry — Alfred McNair, Don Austin, 
Russell Booth Fleming, James A. Nesbit, E. P. Nichols, Robert 
Lee Turner, Lyle W. Peterson, Paul Rakestraw, and George C. 
White. 

Candidate for Mission Service — Jacob T. Bradsher. 

For Personnel of Sub-Committees of Religious Education Com- 
mittee see Page 273 (Directory Fall 1943). 



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index 

April 11, to July 11, 1944 

Page 

Carson, H. V., Received East Alabama, Called Sanford, 

Commission to Install 315 

Clark, M. H. Resigned Pittsboro, Goldston, Haywood, Mt. 

Vernon Springs, Dismissed to Albemarle 303 

Commission on Minister and His Work, Report 316 

Commissioners — Additional Elected (1944) 304 

Report 317 

Committee on 175 Anniversary of Orange Presbytery 316 

Committee to Revise Manual 299 

Committees, Standing, Appointed 287 

Committee, Joint Meeting-Presbytery's Home Missions, 

Religious Education, Minister and His Work 319 

Committees Report : 

Auditing, Permanent 301 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion 294 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 285, 303 

Foreign Missions 282, 307 

Historical 316 

Installations 315 

Nominations 298, 317 

Presbytery's Home Missions 292 

Religious Education 284, 296, 318 

Sessional Records 297 

Statistics 299 

Stewardship 295 

Synod's Home Missions 299 

Thanks 296, 316 

Woman's Work 284 

Communion Services 286, 307 

Defense Service Council 316 

Directory of Churches 323 

Directory of Presbytery (Summer 1944) 320 

Elders and Deacons, $400,000 Campaign 307 

Fairfield Church, Sketch 309 

Financial Agent, Report 280 

Foster, J. W., Temporary Clerk 278 

Glen wood Church, Sketch 289 

Harrop, W. E., Resigned Graham and Bethany 281 

Dismissed Kana 282 

Resolution to 291 

Jones, F. S., Moderator 278 

Devotional Services by 305 

Malloy, Dr. S. A., Resolution to 318 

McLean, C. C, Resolution to 309 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 329 

I N D E X— Continued 

Page 

Meetings of Presbytery: 

349th Stated Session, Glenwood, April 11, 1944 277 

Called, Burlington First, May 24, 1944 303 

Summer Adjourned, Fairfield, July 11, 1944 305 

Nichols, E. P., Candidate Received 303 

Overture to Synod . 309 

Perrell, O. W., Resigned Stony Crk., Fulltime Burlington 2nd 316 

Peterson, Lyle W., Candidate Received 287 

Piedmont and Shiloh Churches, Full Support of Pastor 280 

Sanford Church, 50th Anniversary 302 

Smith, C. G. Chaplain, Promoted to Captain 280 

Treasurer's Report 300 

Trustees Report 308 

Wiley, Chaplain S. S., Report 279 

Williams, R. M., Jr., Sermon by 277 

Licensed 287 

Commission to Ordain 288 

Ordained Evangelist 317 



Press of 
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STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1944. 









Officers 


Communicants 


Bap- 
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BENEVOLENT FUNDS CONTRIBUTED 


Pastors' 
Salaries 


Other Funds 
Contributed 


MINISTERS 
AND LICENTIATES 
NUMBER OF 
CANDIDATES 


POSTOFFICES 


CHURCHES 


Elders 


Deacons 


Added on 
Confession 


Added on Certificate 


Whole No. 
Communicants 


Adult 


Infant 


Total Sabbath 
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Assembly's 
Home Missions 


Christian Education 
& Ministerial Relict 


Assembly's Rel. Edu. 
and Publication 


1 Assembly's Tr. School 
for Lay Workers 


Bible Cause 


1 Other Assembly 
Benevolences 


Synod's 

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Presbytery's 
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Other Synod and 
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Paid Direct 


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Current Expenses 


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11 




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9 


11 


19 


6 


16 


2 




300 




339 


P 


White Hillt 


6 


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3 




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3 




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40 


25 


11 


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3 


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10 


31 


103 


5 


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9 




550 




104 




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M. H. Clark, P 


Pittsboro, N. C 


Pittsboro't 


1 


1 


3 


2 


40 


2 




39 


49 


39 


17 


1 


2 


1 


10 


20 


55 


IS 


42 




4 


502 


727 


233 








Sanford, N. C, R. 4.... 


Farmville 


1 


2 




1 


34 






32 


2 
















6 










130 


30 




10 

32 


P 


Goldston, N. C 


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1 


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30 


1 




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5 


4 


1 




1 




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2 


3 




4 






ISO 




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P 


Moncure, N. C 


Haywood! 


1 




1 


2 


1 




60 


5 


10 














5 










210 




101 




P 


Mt. Vernon Springs, N.C. 

Milton, N. C 

Ringgold, Va 


Mt. Vernon Springst 
Milton*! 




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5 


66 
89 


4 


"3 


42 


64 


21 


42 


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5 


6 


23 


16 


119 


1 


49 






323 




217 




51 


N. R. Claytor, P 


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41 


22 


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7 


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S 


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550 


600 


155 


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P 


Communityt 


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17 






39 


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1 










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6 




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50 


35 


85 


10 


P 


Blanch, N. C 


Gileadt 




1 






27 
64 






2 












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3 






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15 


P 


Semora, N. C 


Red Houset 


1 


6 


S 




2 






10 


8 


5 


4 


5 


3 


20 


5 


30 


12 


21 


3 


9 


550 




94 




36 


J. S. Cook, P 


Cedar Grove, N. C 


Eno* 


5 


6 


1 




82 






74 


45 


27 


10 


2 


2 


5 


18 


11 


103 


11 


20 


4 




700 


30 


125 


372 




P 


Efland, N. C, R. 1 


Fairfield 


4 


4 






62 
1 






67 


77 


35 


25 


6 


2 


1 


5 


31 


32 


30 


43 


9 


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275 




104 


9 


" 8. 8 


Hillsboro, N. C 

Hillsboro, N. C..R.1... 
Greensboro, N. C 








































P 


Little River 


7 


8 


6 


3 


190 


5 




98 


73 


34 


31 


9 


2 


1 


61 


34 


169 


25 


58 


9 


11 


843 




173 




50 


A. P. Dickson, P 


Buffalo (G)*f 


10 


15 


2 


4 


432 


2 


"3 


379 


536 


294 


228 


102 


12 


8 


66 


179 


629 


206 


2S6 


61 


148 


2400 




215S 




245 


S. W. Do Bow, P 


Hillsboro, N. C 


Hillsboro*! 


5 


10 


.5 


10 


155 


1 


6 


75 


223 


134 


70 


24 


5 


3 


67 


87 


120 


72 


129 


23 


3 


1200 




1221 


130S 


3 


P 


Chapel Hill, N. C, R. 2. 

Mebane, N. C, R. 3 

Mebane, N. 0, R. 2... 
Mebane, N. 0, R. 1 


New Hopet 


7 


9 


5 


3 


108 


5 


3 


72 


65 


30 


20 


16 


11 


1 


35 


17 


59 


17 


28 


11 




600 




256 


111 


L. T. Edgerton, P 


Cross Roads*! 


11 


8 


2 


2 


187 


2 




162 


236 


141 


59 


37 


7 


5 


76 


98 


81 


121 


159 


28 




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90 




P 


Bethlehemt 


5 


6 


4 




91 


2 


.... 


58 


40 


22 


9 


4 


5 


2 




15 


63 


12 


34 


4 


1 


360 






50 


N.N.Fleming, P. 4 S. C 


Hawfields*! 


8 


15 


5 


"2 


333 


3 




194 


576 


307 


210 


55 


14 


12 


148 


155 


236 


227 


249 


52 


6 


2100 


200 


1209 


3581 


148 


J. W. Foster, P 


Whitsett, N. C 


Springwood* 


B 


10 


22 
6 


4 


129 


10 


2 


139 


97 


90 


24 


27 


3 


2 


■ 14 


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56 


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57 


11 


2 


697 




451 


657 


175 
42 


P 


McLeansville, N. C 


Bethel*t 


7 


■ 7 


9 


151 


4 


5 


91 


124 


90 


25 


4 


1 


1 


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1091 


E. E. Gillespie, Syn. 8.H.M.... 
W. E. Harrop, P 


















































4300 








Graham, N. C 

Graham, N. C, R. I . . . . 


Graham*t 


12 
6 


20 

e 


34 
8 


10 


554 


9 


10 


437 


1342 


1080 


350 
68 


140 


31 


21 


392 


440 


825 


502 


711 


160 




3000 


3472 


13SS 


92 


P 


Bethany f 


1 


216 


9 


221 


179 


77 


50 


14 


16 


63 


65 


137 


73 


109 


17 




350 




1708 


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F. M. Hawley, P 


Madison, N. C 


Madison*f 


6 


5 


14 


1 


105 
29 


10 




61 


363 


127 


83 


41 


1 


1 


60 


21 




27 


31 


10 


..... 


1200 




305 




106 


8. 8 


Stoneville, N. C 


Stonevillef 


2 


l 


1 


1 




15 


14 


12 


2 


1 


4 


8 


10 


27 


2 


5 


2 




200 




61 


"750 


13 


C. E. Hodgin, P.H.M.&Treas. 

T. S 










































1950 




Efland, N. C 


Eflandt 


2 


2 


1 




29 








17 


16 


4 


2 


1 


1 




7 


18 


8 


12 


- 2 




125 




10 






M. S. Huske, P 


Reidsville, N. C 


Reidsville*! 


10 


in 


Hi 


14 


415 


13 


3 


383 


814 
316 


474 


184 


133 


63 


13 


237 


27.S 


607 


279 


430 


76 




30110 




3074 


1481 


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C. M. Jones, P 


Chapel Hill, N.C 

Asheboro, N.C 

Greensboro, N. C 


Chapel Hill*! 


7 


13 


li 


10 


206 


2 


126 


195 


78 


26 


9 


6 


47 


120 


185 


162 


195 
92 


40 




2 




391S 


072 


F. S. Jones, P 


Asheboro" t 


'J 


13 


5 


19 


236 


"3 


2 


115 


252 


244 


109 


31 


5 


3 


114 


57 


217 


62 


12 


25 


2940 




1984 




22 




Westminster! 


12 


12 


!i 


18 


454 


2 


2 


237 


754 


441 


168 


73 
1 


22 
1 


15 

1 


143 


277 


516 


333 


449 


92 




2400 




4251 


1549 




Robert Knox, T. S 


Reidsville, N. C, R. 2. . 
Reidsville, N. C, R. 5. . 
Reidsville, N. C, R. 4. . 
Wentworth, N. C 


Speedwellt 


2 


4 


7 


37 
64 


7 




28 


24 


29 


16 


17 


4 


27 


2 


7 




359 


600 


182 


33 


T. 8 


Greenwood*t 


3 


7 


1 




1 




55 


113 


62 


39 


20 


8 


6 


26 


29 


84 


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1 


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7 




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343 




331 


T. 8 


Smyrna! 


2 


3 


4 




54 
9 


4 




34 


11 


20 


7 


2 


2 


2 


3 


5 


25 


3 


1 




107 




92 


81 


18 


" T. S 








4 


1 


4 




7 


7 


2 


2 


1 


2 


1 


2 


2 




3 






60 




52 


500 


Jno. P. La Forte, P 


Leaksvillc, N. C, R. 1 . . 
Leaksville, N. C, R. 1 . . 


El Bethel 


:i 


7 


23 
6 


1 


105 


23 


1 


£0 


13 


10 


15 

S 


7 




1 


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4 


76 


5 


8 


1 


2 


400 


538 


290 


54 


P 


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u 


4 


2 


132 


6 


1 


107 


IS 


21 


14 






14 


S 


8 






15 


120 


700 




336 


2000 




Frederick W. Lewis 








































T. S 


Sanford, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Burlington, N. C 

Alamance, N. C 

High Point, N. C 


Sanford *f 


21 


27 


20 


19 


537 


12 


111 


318 


976 


623 


32 ; 


103 


14 


11. 


354 


279 


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234 


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25 


3500 




5118 


2303 


1932 


Donald MacColl, H. R 


































W. C. McLauchlin, S. S 


Piedmont'f 


4 


5 


11 

20 


14 


97 


9 


3 


1S8 


151 


94 


.'in 


7 


2 


3 


34 


44 


64 


31 


•73 


23 




768 


033 


656 






8. S 


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4 


4 


11 

s 


147 

68 


17 


4 


163 
90 


257 


132 


13 


12 


36 


4 


11 


57 


76 


63 


91 


18 


10 


934 




883 






J. P. H. McNatt, P 


Brentwood*! 


3 


3 


2 


1 




61 

902 


30 


21 


2.; 


2 


1 


2 


10 


32 


9 


30 


12 




918 


250 


597 


780 


87 


J. M. Millard, P 


Greensboro, N. C, R. 4. 

Greensboro, N. C 

Greensboro, N. C 

Jonesboro, N. C 

Broadway, N. C ... 


Alamance*! 


12 


14 


33 


3 
93 


530 
2335 


19 
15 


7 


391 


634 


192 


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13 

82 


14 


17S 


32S 


544 


232 


473 


73 




2400 




1922 


469 


248 


C. F. Myers, P 


First* 


33 


34 


40 


22 


1115 


12936 


1493 


865 


27n 


48 


359 


1171 


UOI.I.S 


2043 


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392 


20 


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30014 


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17422 


(Paid to former A. P.) 

W. A. Pate, P 


















2137 










Jonesboro*! 


i; 


7 


11 
1 


11 


174 


6 


1 


140 


129 


45 
46 


18 


37 


1 


1 


62 


22 


201 


9 


33 


3 




840 




942 


1435 


130 


P 


Broadway! 


5 


1 


3 


76 


1 


2 


53 


41 


10 


1 


1 


20 


19 

8 


43 


7 


15 


1 


1 


452 




469 


701 


79 


" P 


Sanford, N. C, R. 2 

Jonesboro, N. C, R. 3. . 

Cumnock, N.C 

Gulf, N. C 

Burlington, N. C 

Burlington, N. C, R. 2. . 


Salem 


4 


3 


5 


I 


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5 




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17 


6 


6 


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5 


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4 


6 


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135 




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76 




P 


St. Andrews! 


4 


5 




2 


226 




5 


142 


65 


49 


23 


8 


3 


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39 


27 


45 


5 


20 


4 


4 


690 




245 


435 


128 


" T. S 


Cumnock 


1 


2 






12 
42 












5 










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25 




8 


T. 8 


Gulf* 


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5 


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1 






2 


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290 


11 




5 












10 










40 


175 








0. W. Pcrrell, P 


Second*! 


8 


S 


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114 

93 


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127 


56 


28 


7 


3 


2 


38 


91, 


128 


40 


58 


11 




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1782 


1208 


60 


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Stoney Creek 


7 


ll 




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50 


57 


44 


16 


3 


1 


1 


34 


17 


72 


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4 




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231 


275 


30 


L. B. Schcnck, Prof 


























































































Wade C. Smith, Ev 


























































D. A. Swirord, S. S 


Greensboro, N. C 


Glenwood* 


2 





5 


2 


163 


5 




285 


14S 


45 


58 


4 


2 


1 


16 


30 


93 


33 


34 


7 




1800 




1835 


1900 


166 


W. T. Thompson, Prof 


Richmond, Va 










































5400 








J. S. Walkup, P 


Burlington, N. C 

Leaksville, N. C 

Yanceyville, N. C 

Ruffin, N. C 


East Burlington!. . 
First*! 


4 


3 


15 
1-1 
7 


8 


131 
215 
122 


11 
12 
7 




ISO 


69 


45 


21 


IS 


1 


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1 


23 


14 


22 


9 


41 


16 


1 


1000 


650 


954 


198 


7 


Jno. C. Whitley, P 


12 


15 
7 


8 


.... 


326 
83 


123 


79 


46 


21 


3 


93 


47 
8 


100 


18 


86 


13 




22011 




1259 


4510 


44 


R. F. Whitley, P 


Yanceyville*! 


6 


3 


4 


11S 


104 


40 


3 


1 


1 


34 


109 


53 


14 


13 




S40 




851 




42 


" P 


Bethesda! 


6 




4 
1 


2 
1 


129 
69 


3 
1 


2 
4 


84 


107 
9 


58 


2 7 


11 

1 


2 


1 


19 


28 


77 
36 


50 


44 


8 




754 




468 


2011911 


26 


" P 


Leasburg, N. C 


Griers! 


6 


i 


30 


6 


5 


1 


1 


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i 


5 


6 


2 




31 ill 




297 


23 


31 


P 


Yanceyville, N.C 

Greensboro, N. C 


Pleasant Grove! 

Bessemer*! 


6 


11 

4 


18 

2 


2 

10 


200 
114 


1^ 

2 


3 


14S 
104 


9 


6 


2 


1 


1 


1 


4 


17 
88 


5 


6 


2 




400 




173 


369 


27 


K. L. Whittington, P 


4 


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25 


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111 


2: 


18 


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13 




1100 


900 


725 


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C. L. Wicker, H. R 




































S. S. Wiley, Chap 


























































R. M. Williams, P 


Greensboro, N. C 


Covenant*! 


211 


30 


4S 


69 


809 


12 


25 


555 


1289 


669 


306 


nil 


30 


18 


195 


512 


692 


412 


774 


164 


1501 


3300 




15117 




179 


R. M. Williams Jr. Chap 


































0. C. Williamson, P 


High Point, N. C 


First't 


14 


30 


11 


2 s 


885 


9 


5 


413 


9S9 


706 


370 


-2 


37 


24 


134 


458 


888 


654 


829 


171 




4200 




8577,27515 


1975 


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—66 


421 


525 


619 


465 


14047 


331 


173 


10054 


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109S3 


50S5 


1945 


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4077 


6254 


15178 


7341 


'9432 


2088 


2722 


80393 




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26149 



ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES : 
SYNOD'S CAUSES: 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 
TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY : 

Foreign Missions. 

Assembly's Home Missions. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Publications and Sabbath School Work. 

Bible Cause. 

Assembly's Training School. 
Synod's Home Missions. 
Orphan's Home. 
Educational Institutions, 
Union Theological Seminary. 
Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Religious Education in Synod. 

All funds for Benevolent Causes, contributed by 
congregations, or organizations within congre- 
gations, should be sent through the 

REV. C. E. HODGIN, D.D. 
403 Asheboro Street, Greensboro, N. C. 




MINUTES 

— OP THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH SESSION 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
Jonesboro, N. C. 
October 10, 1944 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C, 
November 10, 1944 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 9, 1945 



bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate bequeath- 
ed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the Pres- 
bytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment 
of the Presbytery). 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they make 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities ; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest this 
way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at the time. 

"Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or insti- 
tution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact where it 
was most needed each year." 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



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MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH SESSION 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
Jonesboro, N. C. 
October 10, 1944 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 10, 1944 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 9, 1945 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FALL AND WINTER 1944 

CHESTER ALEXANDER 627 Fountain PL, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

E. N. CALD w ELL, D.D Graham, N. C. 

H. V. CARSON, D.D Sanford, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Route No. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Chap. E. H. CLARKE ___McCloskey Gen. Hospital, Temple, Texas 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON 2520 Ch. Exten., Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DuBOSE, M.A._ Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON .Route No. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Route No. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

JOHN W. FOSTER Whitsett, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, S.T.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

FRANK S. JONES, Th.M 217 Worth St., Asheboro, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

ROBERT KNOX, D.D Reidsville, N. C. 

JOHN P. LaFORTE Leaksville, N. C. 

FRED W. LEWIS, D.D 1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

DONALD MacCOLL, D.D 1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. C. McLAUCHLIN, D.D Box 1274, Burlington, N. C. 

J. P. H. McNATT 621 Wesley Place, High Point, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Route No. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th.M.__ Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

Chaplain C. G. SMITH Care P. M. New York, N. Y. 

0-475970, 21st Station Hosp. A. P. O. 795 

WADE C. SMITH Jacksonville, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

J. S. WALKUP 619 Sydney Rd., Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY, Th.M Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON 714 Elwell Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Box 88, West End, N. C. 

Chaplain S. S. WILEY Care Fleet Post Office, N. Y. 

USNR, Navy No. 822 
R. M. WILLIAMS, Sr.— 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 
Chaplain R. M. WILLIAMS, Jr. 



REGULAR FALL MEETING 
Jonesboro, N. C, October 10, 1944 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Three Hundred 
and Fiftieth Session on the above date in the St. An- 
drews Presbyterian Church, near Jonesboro at 10:00 
a. m., was constituted with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. 
F. S. Jones, who preached the opening sermon on "The 
Cross In Human Experience" from Revelation 5:1-14. 

The roll was called and the following found present : 



MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander R. D. White Burlington 1st. 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

A. D. Carswell K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

O. W. Alexander Euphronia 

J. P. Gilliam Pocket 

H. V. Carson, D. D W. G. Sugg Sanford 

J. S. Cook J. F. Workman Fairfield 

A. P. Dickson William R. Wharton Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose, M. A S. Strudwick Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton J. H. Tate Cross Roads 

C. W. Stanford Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming D. W. McPherson Hawfields 

J. W. Foster F. B. Greeson Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

F. M. Hawley, S. T. D J. S. Wall Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske J. Ed. Lewis Reidsville 

F. S. Jones, Th. M Jno. M. Neely Asheboro 

W. P. Jones Roy P. Barber Westminster 

Robert Knox, D. D.__ 

J. P. LaForte Sam Lawson Riverview 

Paul Evans El-Bethel 

W. C. McLauchlin, D. D H. C. Foster Shiloji 

J. P. H. McNatt C. N. Cox Brentwood 

J. M. Millard J. C. McMasters Alamance 

W. A. Pate, Th. M C. H. Russell Jonesboro 

W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

Jno. H. Kennedy Cumnock 

W. R. Walden Salem 

W. E. Thomas St. Andrews 

D. A. Swicord 

J. S. Walkup .T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

J. C. Whitley H. E. Latham Leaksville 1st 

R. F. Whitley, Th. M 

K. L. Whittington 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

O. C. Williamson, D. D Dr. W. A. Hayes High Point 1st 

Geo. R. Garrison Stony Creek 

J. A. Mclver Ch. Of Covenant 

J. A. Kellenberger Greensboro 1st 

F. A. Miller Graham 

B. B. Oakes Burlington 2nd 

Bruce Russell Bethany 

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Rev. J. C. Whitley was elected Moderator and Rev. L. 
T. Edgerton, Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. Louis C. LaMotte, of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
and Rev. Andrew Allison, of Meridian Presbytery, and 
Ruling Elder J. M. Wells, Jr., of Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery, were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Orders with the Docket : 

Lunch: 12:30-1:30. 

Church History at 2:30 p. m. 

Rev. H. V. Carson to take the place of Rev. W. A. Pate in the 
Communion Service at 12:00 m. 

Rev. Andrew Allison to speak immediately after the reception 
of candidates. 

Mr. J. M. Wells, Jr., to speak immediately on the Emergency 
Fund. 

The Pastor announced that the flowers in the Church had been 
given in memory of Mr. J. J. Edwards, deceased, by his children. 

He also spoke in recognition of the splendid services of Mr. I. 
L. Shaw, deceased, an active Elder in the Church and Presbytery. 

DOCKET OF THE 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

350th Stated j Session 

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
R. F. D., Jonesboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, October 10, 1944, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. Frank S. Jones, Moderator 

X. Presbytery constituted with prayer. 

2. Sermon by the Moderator. 

3. Roll Call. 

4. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

5. Report on Orders — Pate: Adoption of Docket. 

6. Reading of Communications. 



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7. Communion Service — Led by Moderator and Pastor of Host 
Church. 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

(1) Installations (3 members). 

(2) Nominations (5 members). 

(3) Thanks (3 members). 

9. Report on Minutes General Assembly — Huske, Perrell, 
McLauchlin, S. A. White, I. W. Murphy (see 1944 Minutes 
General Assembly, pages 152-162). 

10. Special Committee on Manual — Huske, Fleming, Baker. 

11. Historical Sketch St. Andrews Church — Pate. 

12. Commission to install Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D. — McLauchlin. 

13. On Joint Meeting — Religious Education, Presbyterial Home 

Missions, Committee on Minister and Work — Fleming. 

14. On Revision Sessional Record Blank — J. C. Whitley, Fleming, 
R. D. Hughes. 

15. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations — Committee 
Chairman, Ed. Baker. 

16. Calls or Dismissions, Reception of Ministers. 

17. Report on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

18. Commission on Minister and His Work — Huske. 

19. Statistical Report to Synod — Fleming. 

20. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 

(2) Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions — Pate. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Educational Institutions — Cook. 

(5) Orphans — W. P. Jones. 

(6) Religious Education — DuBose. 

21. Report Treasurer of Presbytery — Hodgin. 

22. Report of Standing Committees. 

23. 175 Anniversary Celebration — Fleming. 

24. Place of next Meeting. 

25. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 
Standing Order: Reception of Candidates 2:00 P. M. 

Communications were read and disposed of as fol- 
lows : 

Revs. 0. W. Perrell, F. W. Lewis, and W. T. Thomp- 
son were excused from this meeting of Presbytery. 

Mr. D. Lacy Alston's letter explaining his absence 
and failure to report as Commissioner to The Assembly 
at our last meeting was received as information (his ex- 
cuse is he was unable to come because his gas "quota" 
was exhausted). 

From Mrs. Ralph M. Holt calling our attention to the 
great loss in Sunday School enrollment, and Presbytery 
urges all Committees to plan for advancement. 



334 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



The certificate of Audit from H. E. Schroeder 
approving Rev. E. E. Gillespie's book as Financial Agent 
was ordered admitted to record. 

The salary of Rev. N. N. Fleming was raised to $300 
per annum as of April 1, 1944 (amending Standing Rules 
which has set the salary at $200 per annum). 

CERTIFICATE OF AUDIT 

This is to certify that I have conducted a detail audit of the 
books and records of Rev. E. E. Gillespie, as Financial Agent and 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, for the Church Year beginning 
April 1, 1943, and ending March 31, 1944. I have verified by in- 
spection all securities held and have found them on hand as called 
for by the records. 

I have found the records to be correctly kept, and all disburse- 
ments accounted for by vouchers properly executed. 

H. E. Schroeder, Public Accountant. 
Greensboro, N. C, September 2, 1944. 

Ruling Elder J. M. Wells, Jr., was heard on the Home 
Mission Emergency Fund Campaign and Presbytery gave 
a rising vote of thanks to Mr. Wells for his splendid and 
soul-stirring address. 

The Committee on Christian Education presented 
Kenneth Strayhorn, a member of the New Hope Church, 
and recommended that he be taken under care of Pres- 
bytery as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry. He was 
examined upon Experimental Religion and his motives 
for seeking the Ministry which was sustained as satis- 
factory and, having answered in the affirmative the re- 
quired question, he was enrolled as Candidate. The 
charge was delivered and the prayer offered, both by the 
Moderator. 

The Educational Committee presented Dr. W. C. 
Pressley who spoke on Peace College, and Rev. Louis C. 
LaMotte, D.D., who spoke on Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed 
by the Moderator : 

Installations — J. S. Cook, J. W. Foster and Sam Lawson. 

Nominations — L. T. Edgerton, F. M. Hawley, F. S. Jones, C. 
N. Cox, and H. E. Latham. 

Thanks— R. F. Whitley, L. T. Edgerton, and F. M. Hawley. 

The Christian Education Committee presented Wil- 
liam E. Cook, a member of the East Burlington Church, 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



335 



and recommended that he be taken under care of Pres- 
bytery as a Candidate for The Gospel Ministry. At the 
request of the Moderator, Rev. J. S. Walkup, Mr. Cook's 
Pastor, examined him on Experimental Religion and Mo- 
tives for Seeking the Ministry. This was sustained as 
satisfactory and, having answered in the affirmative the 
required question, he was enrolled as Candidate. Rev. J. 
S. Walkup delivered the charge to the Candidate and Rev. 
W. M. Baker offered the closing prayer. 

Presbytery then adopted the following : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

1. One of our Candidates, R. Murphy Williams, Jr., graduated 
from Union Theological Seminary in May and was ordained to the 
Ministry as a chaplain in the U. S. Navy. 

2. On May 24, at a Called Meeting of Orange Presbytery, 
meeting in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C, Mr. 
E. Parker Nichols an Elder in the Reidsville Presbyterian Church, 
was received under the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the 
Ministry. He is in the Columbia Theological Seminary and is doing 
most satisfactory work. 

3. Russell Fleming was in summer school in King College, 
Bristol, Tennesee. He worked in a Department Store in Bristol 
to help pay expenses and taught a Sunday School Class of inter- 
mediate boys and sang in the Choir in the Central Presbyterian 
Church. He is President of the Student Christian Association at 
King College (also President of the Westminster Fellowship of 
the Synod of Appalachia — Clerk). Russell will graduate next 
Spring and enter the Seminary in June. 

4. Robert Lee Turner graduated at Davidson College last June 
and went on to Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. He 
is teaching in the 17th Street Negro Mission in the City. His re- 
port shows good work on his classes. 

5. Alfred McNair completed his work at Davidson College at 
the end of the summer session and entered the Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Va., the middle of September. With the speeded up program 
Alfred completed his work at Davidson in three years. 

6. Jake Bradsher graduated in medicine at Duke University 
in September. He went to Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass., for 
his internship in surgery. He is in the Naval Reserves and may be 
called to active duty any time. He expects to go as medical mis- 
sionary when the way is clear. 

7. Jimmie Nisbet dropped out of school at the end of first se- 
mester on account of sickness in his home and has been working in 
the Post Office in Sanford, N. C. He expects to resume his studies 
at the beginning of the second semester this school year where he 
left off last winter. He has done some work in Young People's 
Conferences this summer. 

8. I have not been able to get an answer to my letter to Don 
Austin. In a letter from Dr. Boggs dated Aug. 8, 1944, I quote the 



336 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 

following paragraph, "Enclosed you will find a check for one hun- 
dred dollars. This is to be subtracted from the one hundred and 
sixty dollars I borrowed from you for my College Education. I 
suppose interest will be added since I am no longer a Candidate 
for the Presbyterian Ministry. I appreciate your help and interest 
in me, but from a Biblical standpoint, I find my Theology is more 
Baptist than Presbyterian, therefore I seek release from all re- 
sponsibilities to the Presbyterian Church." 

9. No word has been received from George White or Paul 
Rakestraw. 

10. The Mary I. Smith Fund stands as it was reported a year 

ago. 

We recommend: 

1. That "The Joy Gift" be presented to all our churches in De- 
cember and a generous offering be sent for our dependent aged 
ministers, their widows, and orphans. v 

2. That William E. Cook, a member of the East Burlington 
Presbyterian Church and a student at Lees-McRae College, Banner 
Elk, N. C, and Kenneth Strayhorn, a member of New Hope Pres- 
byterian Church, and a student at Presbyterian Junior College, 
Maxton, N. C, be received under the care of Presbytery as Candi- 
dates for the Ministry, pending their examination before Presby- 
tery (this had already been done.) 

3. That the "Pro-College-Activity-Interest" registration blanks 
available for the first time, be recommended to each session. 

4. That an obligation for candidates to sign be prepared to be 
signed by each candidate, similar to the one for ministers. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman, 
L. T. Edgerton, Committee. 

Presbytery observed the Communion of the Lord's 
Supper led by Revs. J. C. Whitley and H. V. Carson, 
D. D., assisted by the following Ruling Elders : 

E. W. Thomas, St. Andrews; W. G. Sugg, Sanford; D. W. 
McPherson, Hawfields; R. D. White, Burlington 1st; H. M. Pear- 
son, Bethel; J. A. Mclver, Covenant; J. H. Tate, Cross Roads; 
C. N. Cox, Brentwood. 

This closed the morning session. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened and was opened with prayer. 

The following Historical Sketch of the St. Andrews 
Church was presented by the Church Historian, Mrs. A. 
N. Garner, and after many comments had been made on 
the beauty of the Church and the splendid work being 
done by the Pastor, Rev. W. A. Pate and his wife and the 
forward plans the Church had, the sketch was ordered 
printed in our minutes. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 337 
history of st. andrews presbyterian church 

About the year 1857 David Gaster, Daniel McGilvary, William 
McDougald, James McBryde and Alexander McBryde were leaders 

in organizing a Sunday School in a small school house about half- 
way between Lemon Springs and Swann Station. It was here that 
the Rev. John L. Mclver held preaching services for several years 
from time to time. 

As it was seven miles to Buffalo, where the people attended 
regular services a movement was soon started to organize a church 
in the school house. After much opposition St. Andrews was or- 
ganized in the year 1864 by a commission of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. 

The first building was constructed of logs, but in a few years 
this church was burned, with the records of the early history. An- 
other building was erected on a portion of land given by Frank 
Edwards about three hundred yards west of the first church site. 
This frame structure was used until 1893 when the present one 
was completed. The old church building was purchased by the Rev. 
Charles V. Brooks and used for a number of years as a school 
house near Lemon Springs. It is now the Negro Baptist Church. 

Since the church was first built three Sunday School rooms 
have been added to the rear of the church and two have been made 
by partitioning off the vestibule. In 1936 the church was repaired 

and painted and in 1943-44 a period of intense activity was begun 
in the building program. The vestibule was remodeled, the old 
plaster was torn down and replaced with new, a choir loft was 
constructed, the floors of the entire church sanded and ten memor- 
ial windows were presented to the church by various families, and 
finally the brick steps and walk were finished just in time for this 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The Congregation has voted to build a complete Sunday School 
Department as a memorial to their beloved Superintendent and 
tireless worker of the church, Elder I. L. Shaw, as soon as the way 
be clear. The I. L. Shaw Memorial Fund is now open in the Broad- 
way Bark. 

An infant daughter of John and Eliza Jane Nicholson, who 
died July 14, 1870, was the first person to be buried in the church 
cemetery. The Rev. James McQueen is the only minister buried in 
the cemetery. 

The charter members were as follows : Mrs. Lydia Marshburn, 
Mrs. Medi Ann Jordan, Mary Mclver (Negro) and possibly some 
others whose names we could not obtain. Those who came by letter 
from Barbecue were John McDougald, William McDougald and 
wife, Catherine McDougald, and Margaret McDougald. We have 
on record as coming from Buffalo on Dec. 12, 1864, the following: 
A. G. McBryde, Catherine, Mary, Rachel, Margaret Jane, Chris- 
tian (daughter of Alexander, Sr.), Christian (daughter of Alex- 
ander, Jr.) , Margaret, Lydia J., and Jas. S. McBryde. These were 
received on the same date but the records do not indicate the man- 
ner of reception: A. A. Chisholm, Mary Chisholm, Effie Evans, 
David Gaster, Rebecca Morris, Peter Morris, David Parish, Sylvia 
Parish, Jamima Scoggins, Mary E. Scoggins, John Scoggins and 
Mary Stone. 



338 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



The following ministers have served, either as Stated Supply 
or installed pastor: John C. Sinclair, from organization to 1866; 
James McQueen, 1866-1891; M. McG. Shields, 1891-1892; D. M. 
Mclver, first installed pastor, 1892-1894; K. A. McLeod, 1894-1908; 
S. S. Oliver, 1908-1909; A. E. Grover, 1909-1911; A. W. Shaw, 
1911-1913; G. T. Pace, 1914; L. A. McLaurin, 1914-1922; M. A. 
Ray, 1923-1926; J. S. Cook, 1927-1935; W. A. Pate, September 1936 



The following have been elected to the office of ruling elder: 
Wm. McDougald, David Gaster, A. G. McBryde, Daniel McGilvary, 
James S. McBryde, John G. Hunter, D. C. Shaw, David Parish, L. 
McN. McDonald, John McDougald, R. M. Smith, Dougald Johnson, 
John A. McPhail, A. G. Thomas, Duncan Pierce, A. B. Johnson, W. 
J. McDonald, H. G. Mcintosh, W. F. Edwards, L. G. McNeill, E. J. 
McGilvary, I. L. Shaw, J. C. Watson, D. D. Buie, W. L. Flenniken, 
W. D. McGilvary, J. G. Edwards, Dixon Thomas, and Ervin Thom- 
as. 

Elected to office of deacon: A. G. McBryde, Peter Morris, 
David Parish, W. D. Gaster, A. G. Thomas, Wm. H. McBryde, 
Dougald C. Cameron, Dougald Johnson, Neill McD. Johnson, John 

B. Cameron, J. J. Edwards, Duncan Pierce, D. F. Nicholson, C. W. 
R. Thomas, H. G. Mcintosh, W. B. Wicker, J. M. Monroe, I. L. 
Shaw, John W. Thomas, J. J. Newell, G. Buie, J. W. Nicholson, 
Bailey Thomas, L. G. McNeill, W. E. Thomas, W. D. McGilvary. 

C. H. Wicker, T. M. Perry, A. N. Garner, Robert L. Pierce, Fred 
Stone, Richard Hall, and Lester McGilvary. 

St. Andrews was transferred from Fayetteville Presbytery to 
Orange along with a number of other churches in 1923. Fayette- 
ville and Orange Presbyteries have both met with the church. 

After several unsuccessful efforts on the part of Mrs. McRae 
of near Red Springs, a Mr. Buchanan, and Mrs. John M. Mclver 
and Mrs. Mary Lacy from Gulf, the Woman's work, the Auxiliary, 
was organized in 1926. Thus after years of indifference, active op- 
position on the part of several members, the main stay of the 
church today was brought into being. Mrs. W. E. Thomas was the 
first Auxiliary President and she has been followed by worthy suc- 
cessors. 

The membership of the church today is 226. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. A. N. Garner, Historian. 

Presbytery by a rising vote adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

Our gratitude is hereby expressed to the pastor, officers and 
both men and women of St. Andrews Church who have served us 
such a bountiful meal, and have been such gracious hosts to Orange 
Presbytery. 

Our sincere thanks have been obvious by the way so much de- 
licious food so quickly disappeared and by the many expressions of 
hope that we would soon have the privilege again. 

Roy Whitley, 
F. M. Hawley, 
L. T. Edgerton. 



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At his request, Rev. D. A. Swicord was granted let- 
ter of Dismission to the Presbytery of Norfolk. 

Several brethren spoke of his splendid work as a Pres- 
byter, Worker in Religious Eiducation Work, Chairman 
of Foreign Missions, as a Builder of a Church, Executive 
and Evangelist; and the Stated Clerk was instructed to 
write a letter to Norfolk Presbytery expressing our ap- 
preciation of the splendid work done by Mr. and Mrs. 
Swicord. 

Rev. Robert Knox presented Rev. Andrew Allison, 
former missionary to China, who spoke on his work 
there. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

1. That the Foreign Mission Season, January 1-February 4, 
1945, be observed in all our churches. That all our ministers be 
urged to preach frequently and fervently on Missions; and that 
the whole Church be called to earnest prayer for this work, and 
especially for new workers. 

2. That every church in the Presbytery with all its organiza- 
tions be asked to observe January 28-February 4, 1945, as the 
Week of Prayer and Self-denial for Foreign Missions, and that all 
sessions be urged to arrange for supplemental offerings in the 
churches. 

3. That all church organizations, men's work, auxiliaries, Sun- 
day Schools and young people's societies be urged to make the 
largest possible use of the special Foreign Mission Study Season, 
January 1-February 4, 1945, using the theme, "Southeast Asia," 
with such books and literature as shall be recommended by our 
Committee's Educational Department. Organizing and taking part 
in study classes and schools of missions is especially recommended. 

Presbytery adopted the following amended report of 
the Joint Meeting of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, Religious Education Committee, Stewardship 
Committee and Presbytery's Home Missions Committee: 

REPORT OF SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE 

The joint meeting of the Committees on Religious Education 
and Presbytery's Home Missions with the Commission on the Min- 
ister and his Work authorized by Presbytery was called to order by 
the Convener, Rev. N. N. Fleming, in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C, on September 11, 1944, at 2:30 p. m., 
and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present: 

Presbytery's Home Missions — J. M. Millard, R. M. Williams, 
Sr., D. W. Wright, C. E. Scott, John W. Simpson, J. C. Whitley. 
W. A. Pate, L. T. Edgerton, 0. C. Williamson, Chester Alexander, 
C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent. 



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Religious Education — S. W. DuBose, Mrs. C. G. Smith, R. D. 
Hughes, O. W. Perrell, J. A. Kellenberger, N. N. Fleming. 

The Commission — M. S. Huske, R. F. Whitley, W. M. Baker, 
J. N. Benton, J. W. Foster. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming was elected Chairman and Rev. J. W. Fos- 
ter, Clerk. 

Reports were heard from the three groups through the Chair- 
man of each and there was a full discussion of the needs and op- 
portunities in the Presbytery. 

Information was brought as to methods used in other Presby- 
teries in promoting the work. 

It was moved by Rev. J. C. Whitley and seconded that we 
recommend the establishment of the office of Executive Secretary 
in Orange Presbytery, and after full discussion the motion was 
adopted. 

The following Committee was appointed to make further 
recommendations to Presbytery: M. S. Huske, Chester Alexander, 
S. W. DuBose. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Committee ad- 
journed with prayer. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman, 
J. W. Foster, Secretary. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Sub- 
Committee : 

To Orange Presbytery: 

The joint conference of the Home Missions Committee, the 
Religious Education Committee, and the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work, held in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Greensboro, N. C, at 2:30, September 11th, enthusiastically en- 
dorsed the idea of creating the Office of Executive Secretary of 
Orange Presbytery. 

This joint conference elected the undersigned as a Special 
Committee to make detailed recommendations as to method of put- 
ting into effect the office and work of an Executive Secretary in 
the event Orange Presbytery should decide to create this office. 

We have studied the plans and results of Presbyteries where 
such a plan is followed. We had before us the plans and experience 
of the Presbyteries of Atlanta (Synod of Georgia) ; Asheville (in 
Appalachia) ; East Hanover, Lexington, and Montgomery (in Vir- 
ginia) ; and Albemarle, Fayetteville, and Mecklenburg (in our own 
Synod) . 

Your special committee unanimously recommends: 

1. That the Office of Executive Secretary be created by 
Orange Presbytery. 

2. That a Supervisory Committee be set up to direct the work 
of the Executive Secretary, consisting of the Chairman of the 
Home Missions Committee, the Chairman of the Religious Educa- 
tion Committee, the Chairman of the Stewardship Committee, the 
Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, and 



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three members at large who shall be laymen. The term of the mem- 
bers at large shall be three years, with the privilege of re-election. 

3. This Supervisory Committee shall elect its Chairman an- 
nually by ballot, the Stated Clerk being Convener. 

4. The duties of the Executive Secretary shall be as follows: 

a. He shall be the Field Secretary of the Home Missions 
Committee of the Presbytery. 

b. He shall be the Field Secretary of the Religious Educa- 
tion Committee of Presbytery. 

c. He shall be the Field Secretary of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work of the Presbytery. 

d. He shall be the Field Secretary of the Stewardship Com- 
mittee of the Presbytery. 

e. He shall represent all the Benevolent Causes. 

f. He shall serve the Presbytery in such other ways as the 
Supervisory Committee may direct. 

5. The tentative budget for this office shall be as follows : 

a. Salary of the Executive Secretary $3,000 

b. Allowance for House rent 600 

c. Car allowance 400 

d. Minister's Annuity 270 



6. That the funds be provided as follows: 

Inasmuch as a large portion of the Executive Secretary's 
time will be devoted to promotion of all the Benevolent Causes, 
Presbytery hereby instructs the Central Treasurer of the Presby- 
tery to retain 5% of all Benevolent receipts for this work. These 
funds shall be forwarded monthly to the Treasurer of the Su- 
pervisory Committee. Further, inasmuch as the Executive Secre- 
tary will give a large part of his time to the Home Missions Com- 
mittee, Presbytery directs that the remainder of the funds required 
by the budget for this office shall be provided from Presbytery's 
Home Mission Funds; the same to be sent monthly to the Treasur- 
er of the Supervisory Committee. 

We recommend further that the percentage for Presbytery's 
Home Missions be increased from 17% to 20% of the Benevolences, 
and that this increase be provided by reducing the: 

Foreign Mission percentage by 1.2% 

Assembly's Home Missions .8% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief .5% 

Synod's Home Missions .5% 



7. Nomination and Election of the Executive Secretary. 

The Supervisory Committee shall nominate the person to fill 
this office, and he shall be elected by the Presbytery for a term of 
three years, subject to re-election at the will of the Presbytery. 



e. Office Rent __ 

f. Office Expense 




430 



Total 



$4,700 



3.0% 



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8. That the office of Executive Secretary be created as of April 
1, 1945, and that the office of Superintendent of Home Missions be 
dispensed with on April 1, 1945. 

9. That the By-Laws be revised to provide for changes out- 
lined above. 

10. That John A. Kellenberger, H. E. Latham, Ralph H. Scott, 
be elected the Members-at-large of the Supervisory Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, 

For Committee on Minister and His Work. 

N. N. Fleming, 

For Religious Education Committee. 

Chester Alexander, 

For the Home Missions Committee. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D.D., of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
was introduced, invited to sit as a visiting brother and 
addressed the Presbytery briefly on Flora Macdonald 
College. 

The Report on Educational Institutions was conclud- 
ed and Presbytery adopted the report as follows : 

1. That the following churches be asked to contribute to the 
Peace Debt Fund the amounts apportioned: 

Alamance, $50; Asheboro, $50; Burlington 1st, $150; Chapel 
Hill, $50; Graham, $150; Greensboro 1st, $300; Covenant, $150; 
Westminster, $50; Hawfields, $50; High Point 1st, $150; Hillsboro, 
$25; Mebane, $50; Reidsville, $100; Sanford, $150; Buffalo (G), 
$50; Cross Roads, $25; Jonesboro, $25. 

2. That each Presbyterian Pastor be requested to make an- 
nouncement from the pulpit or in the church bulletin on Sunday, 
October 22, 1944, which is Reformation Day, or on Sunday, Decem- 
ber 10, 1944, asking Presbyterians who find themselves in position 
to make special tax-exempt donations before closing the year's 
business to consider a gift which will help in the effort to secure 
the required endowment for Presbyterian Junior College. 

3. That the Moderator name an Ad-Interim Committee to 
work with a like Committee from Winston-Salem Presbytery in 
making a Survey of Glade Valley High School, its needs and op- 
portunities. The Moderator appointed: Mrs. Waylon Blue, Revs. 
W. P. Jones, L. T. Edgerton, J. P. LaForte, Mr. G. M. Kirkland, 
and Mr. Paul Ingle. 

4. That special prayer be made for the Training School that 
it may be used of God in meeting the remarkable opportunities 
that confront us. 

5. That pastors and other leaders in our churches be asked to 
seek out young persons who seem to be well qualified for full-time 
Christian service, to talk with them of the need for such workers, 
and to commend the Training School to those to whom it would 
seem to offer the preparation they need. 



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6. That each pastor and local session see that the Assembly's 
Training School receives its proportionate share of the benevolent 
offerings of the people and make plans for taking the special of- 
fering recommended by the General Assembly for July 1, 1945. 

J. S. Cook, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OX NOMINATIONS 

Foreign Mission — Rev. Robert Knox, to succeed Rev. D. A. 
Swicord (Removed), (1945). 

Religious Education — J. S. Wall, to take the place of C. P. 
Ingle (out of States) (1945). 

English Bible — J. N. Benton, to fill vacancy. 

Commission on Minister and His Work — H. E. Latham (take 
place of H. W. Scott inel), M. S. Huske and W. M. Baker reelected 
(1947). 

Defense Service Council — C. N. Cox, replace J. E. Williams 
(removed from Presbytery). 

L. T. Edgerton, Chairman. 

Rev. W. P. Jones reported on Orphans Home, report 
received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 
Recommendations : 

1. That all churches be urged to give the full 3%9fc of the 
Budget to Synod's and Presbytery's Religious Education. 

2. That every church emphasize the Christian Home and Pa- 
rent Training. 

3. That some form of Leadership Training be held in every 
church. 

4. That all churches be urged to send in their Rally Day 
offerings as soon as possible. 

5. That all churches that have not done so be urged to hold 
some form of congregational gathering in connection with Religious 
Education. 

6. That those churches that have not done so be urged to 
observe Young People's night. 

7. That a special offering for Bible School Work be taken on 
April 15, 1945. 

8. That every church be requested to make every possible ef- 
fort to establish outpost Sunday Schools in nearby areas. 

S. W. DuBose, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following report on Evange- 
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REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COMMITTEE ON 

EVANGELISM 

Your Committee is glad to report an increase in the number 
of additions to the Church by profession of faith last year over the 
previous year. In the Assembly 18,510 accessions were reported 
on confession of faith for the year 1944, as against 16,705 in 1943, 
a gain of 1,805. In the Synod of N. C. 3,407 additions on confes- 
sion were reported for 1944, as against 2,728 in 1943, a gain of 
679. In the Presbytery of Orange 519 additions by confession were 
reported for 1944, as against 383 in 1943, a gain of 136. While we 
are gratified at this gain over the previous year, yet it is not a 
record to boast of. In the Assembly there was only one addition to 
every thirty members, in the Synod of N. C. only one to twenty- 
eight members, and in Orange Presbytery one to twenty-seven 
members. This is far below the record of 1940, our banner year 
in evangelism, when we received a total of 25,520 members on con- 
fession, or one to every twenty members. 

At the last meeting of the General Assembly the work of evan- 
gelism was greatly emphasized throughout the meeting, and the 
Assembly strongly urged the churches to give this work its place 
of importance as the principal, primary and permanent task of 
the Church. 

The General Assembly has placed Evangelism on a permanent 
basis by providing a budget of $10,000.00 for carrying on the work, 
and called Dr. H. H. Thompson to continue to serve in his present 
capacity on a permanent basis. 

Evangelism is one phase of church work that is never finished. 
As long as there are unsaved people in the world there is need of 
evangelism. In fact, the need increases year by year. The number 
of unchurched people in the United States has increased in the last 
twenty years from 52,000,000 to 67,000,000. Juvenile delinquency 
and crime have increased in our country to an alarming degree, 
and the outward signs of worldliness and indifference to the laws 
of God are obvious and appaling. Bringing the people of our coun- 
try into right relationship to God is the only adequate cure for 
such conditions. We need to stress evangelism for the safety and 
security of our country as well as for the salvation of souls. 

The Assembly's Committee on Evangelism has submitted a 
plan for special evangelistic effort this year, which was approved 
by the Synod of N. C. and commended to the Presbyteries. The 
principal features of this plan are as follows: 

1. To conduct an Evangelistic conference, or conferences, in 
each Presbytery. 

2. The six weeks period, March 4 — April 15, is set aside as a 
period of intensive evangelistic effort in every church. Two major 
efforts are to be put forth during this period: (1) A series of 
special services lasting at least one week, and (2) an organized 
effort of personal evangelism. 

3. Plan of preparation for the local church: 

a, ., Secure individual prayer pledged and organize prayer 
groups. 

b. Organize an alert, representative committee to formulate 
and promote these plans. 



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c. Compile prospects list of all ages for Christ and His 
Church. 

d. Enlist and train groups of personal workers. 

e. Publicize through personal visitation, letters to congrega- 
tion, posters, radio, and literature. 

4. Personal Evangelism, involving at least three types of en- 
deavor : 

(1) Winning individuals to faith in Christ through personal 
interviews and prayer. 

(2) Inviting and bringing individuals to hear the preaching 
of the Gospel. 

(3) Friendly visiting of the unchurched in the name of the 
Church. 

We submit the following recomendations : 

1. That a Conference on Evangelism be conducted at some 
central point in the Presbytery in January or February 1945, and 
that a visit from Dr. Thompson be secured at that time if possible. 

2. That all of our churches hold one week of special services 
during the six weeks set apart for special evangelistic effort. 

3. That churches that find it difficult to secure ministers to 
conduct their meetings communicate with Dr. E. E. Gillespie for 
assistance. He has a list of ministers who have volunteered to as- 
sist in this work. Dr. Gillespie will also assist in meeting the ex- 
penses of the visiting minister, where the church is not able to 
meet the whole expense. 

4. That the program formulated by the General Assembly's 
Committee on Evangelism be carried out in every church as fully 
as possible, making such adaptations as are necessary to meet local 
conditions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

The reports from our Home Mission fields for the past year 
are very encouraging. Our pastors have been diligent and faithful 
in their work and have reported good results. The spiritual birth- 
rate in our Home Mission churches has been greater than in the 
Church at large. There were reported 124 additions by profession 
of faith last year in our Home Mission field, or one addition to 
every 16 members. That is almost twice as good as the record 
throughout the General Assembly, which was one addition to 30 
members. 

All of our Home Mission churches were served by regular pas- 
tors last year, and up to June 1st this year, except the Gulf field. 
And that field had regular preaching. Rev. W. A. Pate has sup- 
plied Gulf and Cumnock churches and Rev. Hayes Clark supplied 
Farmville church until he moved from the Pittsboro field June 1st. 
Since June the first the Superintendent with the help of other 
ministers has supplied Farmville and the churches of the Pitts- 
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We sre grateful to the churches and auxiliaries and Sunday 
Schools of the Presbytery for their liberal support of the work 
last year, and for their increased liberality during the present 



church year. 

Balance on hand April 1 $4,223.27 

Received April 1 to October 1 5,445.45 

Total 9,668.72 

Disbursed April 1 to October 1 4,256.21 

Balance on hand October 1 $5,412.51 



We have recently received $394.54 on the bequest of Mrs. Car- 
rie Banks Holt Mebane which is the final payment on that bequest. 

Our churches are making progress in the matter of self-support 
and in securing full time pastors. Shiloh and Piedmont churches 
are self-supporting this year, and in the near future, perhaps next 
year, each of these churches will want a full-time pastor. Since 
the last meeting of Presbytery three other churches, which have 
had only a part of a pastor's time, have decided to undertake the 
support of a full-time pastor with some help temporarily from the 
Home Mission Committee. The Bethany Church, which has here- 
tofore been served by pastor of the Graham church, will contri- 
bute $1400.00 and a manse toward the support of a full-time pas- 
tor, and has applied to the Committee to supplement that amount 
sufficiently to secure a pastor. This church is one of the most 
promising fields in the Presbytery, and we hope soon to secure a 
pastor. The Second Church of Burlington has already called Rev. 
O. W. Perrell for his full time and has applied to the Committee for 
a. small amount of aid for the first year. Our Committee will ap- 
propriate to this church $300.00 per year and the Synod's Commit- 
tee $100.00. Stony Creek also desires to have a full-time pastor and 
will greatly increase the amount formerly given for pastoral 
support and will build a manse as soon as building material shall 
become available. We are glad to report that arrangements have 
been made for Stony Creek to have a student supply for the 
next three months. Mr. Eugene Poe, a candidate for the ministry 
under the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery and now a student at 
Elon College, has been secured to conduct services at Stony Creek 
every Sunday from October to January, 1945. If this arrangement 
proves satisfactory to both parties, it will be continued on January 
the first throughout the School year at least. We are now looking 
for three new workers, one for Bethany, one for the Pittsboro field 
and one for the Gulf field. 

During the past two years your Committee has helped and 
encouraged our Home Mission churches to make greatly needed 
improvements in their physical equipment. This phase of the 
work was neglected for many years because the Committee did not 
have sufficient funds to give needed assistance. But in the past two 
years the following churches have been extensively improved, in 
fact have been almost made new buildings, and are now very at- 
tractive places of worship; namely: Gulf. Wentworth, Riverview, 
El Bethel, and North Eno. We assisted Glenwood and Bethesda in 
rebuilding their cnurcnes which were lost by fire. Piedmont was 
assisted in paying off a debt of long standing against its manse, 



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and Shiloh was given small assistance in installing toilet facilities 
in the church. Bessemer and East Burlington churches have been 
assisted in purchasing new manses. Pittsboro is now improving its 
manse and is raising a fund with which to redecorate the church 
and to add at least three Sunday School rooms. 

On account of the polio epidemic we have not had as many 
Bible Schools or as many evangelistic meetings as usual during the 
past summer. Therefore we make the following recommendations: 

1. That all of our Home Mission churches be requested to co- 
operate fully in the evangelistic campaign, March 4-April 15, and 
hold a week's meeting during that period if they have not already 
held a meeting this year. 

2. That each church compile a prospect list of those in the 
community who should be won to faith in Christ. 

3. That prayer bands and personal workers' groups be organ- 
ized for continuous efforts in evangelism. 

J. M. Millard, Chairman, 

C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent. 

The Committee on Questions from General Assembly 
was granted until the January meeting to make its re- 
port. 

Presbytery adopted the following report and granted 
the Committee additional time. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE REVISION OF THE 
STANDING RULES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Your Committee on the Revision of the Standing Rules of 
Orange Presbytery begs leave to report that we have made some 
progress in our work, but find that the task is much more compli- 
cated than we had anticipated. 

We therefore would like to report that we need additional time 
for this work, but hope to have a complete report by the Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery, if not sooner. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, 
W. M. Baker, 
N. N. Fleming. 

Presbytery admitted to record the following: 

Report of the Commission to Install Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D., 
as pastor of the First Church, Sanford. 

The Commission met on Wednesday evening, August 2, 1944, 
at 8:00 P. M., and was constituted with prayer by Rev. W. C. Mc- 
Lauchlin, Chairman. Other members of the Commission were Rev. 
W. A. Pate and Elders Chas. G. Rose and D. E. Shaw. D. E. Shaw 
was elected Secretary. Dr. McLauchlin preached the sermon, from 
Matt. 16:18, and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
W. A. Pate charged the congregation and Elder Charles G. Rose, 
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The Commission met at the close of the service and declared 
Dr. Carson duly installed pastor of the First Church, Sanford, in 
accord with requirements of the Book of Church Order. 

After adopting the minutes, the Commission adjourned with 
prayer led by Judge Rose. 

D. E. Shaw, Secretary. 

Presbytery admitted to record the report of The Com- 
mission on The Minister and His Work and adopted the 
recommendation, as follows: 

Your Commission on the Minister and his Work begs leave to 
report that we have had numerous conferences with various 
churches that are now vacant and seeking pastors. Necessarily, 
progress is slow in some instances, but we believe that valuable 
assistance has been rendered. 

Your Commission recommends that the call of the Graham, 
North Carolina, Church for the pastoral services of the Reverend 
E. N. Caldwell of Tallahassee, Florida, (at $3000 salary, manse 
and annuity payments) be found in order and placed in his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, Chairman, 

W. M. Baker, 

R. F. Whitley, 

J. W. Foster, 

J. N. Benton, 

L. E. Beard, 

H. W. Scott. 

The Presbytery adopted the calendar of special dates 
and seasons sent down by the Synod and recommended 
to the churches and urges the churches to observe this 
calendar as nearly as possible. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of Assem- 
bly's Home Missions : 

1. That because the great shortage of ministers is leaving 
many churches vacant. Presbytery earnestly requests every session 
to release its pastor for special services in Home Mission Fields, 
and that pastors of churches not having evening services be urged 
to give this time to supplying a vacant church. 

2. That the great need of our Negro work be laid upon the 
heart of the church; the need for pastors, sessions and auxiliaries 
to seek out capable and worthy Negro men and women for full 
time Christian service and aid them in meeting the expenses of 
their preparation. 

3. That the official study book for the 1944 Home Mission 
Season, "So Many People," by Rev. J. L. Fowle, be recommended 
for study in all organizations of the church. 

4. That Stillman Institute, Tuscaloosa, Ala., be recommended 
to the Young People as their special Home Mission responsibility 

for the year. 

W. A. Pate, Chairman. 



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Presbytery admitted to record the following: 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO SYNOD 
1943-44 

Ministers, 44; Licentiates, 0; Candidates, 9; Ministerial and 
Medical Missions, 1; Communicants, 14,047; Churches, 66 — valued 
at $2,037,700; Manses, 32— valued at $161,300. 

Total number received on Profession of Faith, 519. Total 
number of Churches receiving none on Profession of Faith, 9. 

Ministers received during year: 

Rev. F. W. Lewis, D.D., October 12, 1943, from Brooklyn-Nas- 
sau, U. S. A.; Rev. Donald MacColl, D.D., October 12, 1943, from 
Brooklyn-Nassau, U. S. A.; Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, November 11, 

1943, from Mecklenburg; Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D., July 11, 1944, 
from East Alabama. 

Ministers dismissed during year: 

Rev. A. V. Gibson, November 11, 1943, to Atlanta; Rev. W. E. 
Harrop, April 11, 1944, to Kanawha; Rev. M. H. Clark, May 24, 

1944, to Albemarle. 

Minister deceased: Rev. R. C. Gilmore, D.D., October 22, 1943. 

Pastoral Relations established: 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, November 21, 1943, Brentwood; Rev. 
H. V. Carson, D.D., August 2, 1944, Sanford. 

Pastoral Relations dissolved: 

Rev. A. V. Gibson, November 11, 1943, Sanford; Rev. M. H. 
Clark, May 24, 1944, Pittsboro, Goldston, Haywood, Mt. Vernon 
Springs; Rev. W. E. Harrop, April 11, 1944, Bethany and Graham. 

Candidates Received: 

Lyle E. Peterson, April 11, 1944, Examination; E. P. Nichols, 
May 24, 1944, Examination. 

Candidate Licensed. 

Robert Murphy Williams, Jr., April 11, 1944. 
Licentiate Ordained : 

Robert Murphy Williams, Jr., May 21, 1944. 
To be introduced to Synod: 

Revs. F. W. Lewis, D.D., Brooklyn-Nassau; Rev. Donald Mac- 
Coll, D.D., Brooklyn-Nassau; Rev. H. V. Carson, D.D., East Ala- 
bama; Rev. Robert Murphy Williams, Jr., Ordained. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made report which was 
received as information. 

The Minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer, to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Greensboro Friday, November 10, 1944, at 
2:30 P. M. (The place of the January meeting was left 
to the Stated Clerk). 

J. C. Whitley, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETNG 

Greensboro, N. C, Nov. 10, 1944. 

Pursuant to adjournment Orange Presbytery met on 
the above date in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C., at 2 :30 P. M., was called to order by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. J. C. Whitley, and opened with prayer. 

Present : 

Ministers: J. C. Whitley, W. C. McLauchlin, Chester Alex- 
ander, E. E. Gillespie, C. F. Myers, H. V. Carson, J. W. Foster, 
F. S. Jones, M. S. Huske, W. M. Baker, J. P. H. McNatt, K. L. 
Whittington, O. W. Perrell, O. C. Williamson, W. A. Pate, N. N. 
Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, and L. T. Edgerton. 

Elders: J. N. Benton, Covenant; J. A. Kellenberger, Greens- 
boro 1st; C. N. Cox, Brentwood; Dr. W. A. Hayes, High Point 1st; 
F. A. Miller, Graham, and Roy Barber, Westminster. 

Kev. 0. C. Williamson presented his resignation of the 
High Point First Church, asked that the pastoral rela- 
tion be dissolved, effective today, and that he be granted 
a letter of dismission to Mecklenburg Presbytery. The 
Church was heard from through its representative, Dr. 
W. A. Hayes, stating that it reluctantly concurred in his 
request. 

Several of the brethren spoke in highest terms of Dr. 
Williamson's work in Orange Presbytery. And the re- 
quest was reluctantly granted and the Stated Clerk in- 
structed to send with the letter of dismission a letter ex- 
pressing the appreciation of the Presbytery of Dr. Wil- 
liamson's service. 

The following letter by permission of the pastor of 
the Brentwood Church was ordered printed in our min- 
utes : 

The Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 
High Point, North Carolina, 
October 29, 1944. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson, D. D., 
High Point, North Carolina. 

Dear Dr. Williamson: 

We have been directed by the Session and Board of Deacons 
to express to you, in some measure at least, our appreciation for 
your ministry in our city and particularly for your personal inter- 
est in the Brentwood Congregation. How you could do so much for 
us, while at the same time ministering to the people of a great city 
Church, only our Heavenly Father can know. We of Brentwood 
are deeply indebted to you, for it was your heart of love for "So 



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Many People" that this church had its birth. It shall be our con- 
stant hope and prayer that we may prove worthy of your interest 
and sacrificial service. 

It may be that your work at Brentwood was the drain which 
claimed too much of your strength, but may you take some com- 
fort in this: We dedicate ourselves anew to the task, that you may 
not have suffered in vain. 

Surely there is rejoicing in our hearts because of your renewed 
strength day by day. We love to claim some part in the prayers 
which we believe have made it so. Our interest shall follow you 
as you become a blessing to another church and community, and 
we claim the right to reserve a place for you in our own hearts. 

Please give our regards to Mrs. Williamson and assure her that 
we acknowledge the part she had in the building of Brentwood. 
Her sweet s'pirit, her gentle manner, and her purity of life have 
taught us much about the Christ, whom we love and whom we seek 
to serve. 

Nor are we forgetful of those fine boys: We shall join our 
prayers with yours that this terrible war may soon come to an end 
and that they may be returned to you safely. 

The Lord bless you and keep each one of you. 

E. M. Foster, Clerk of Session, 
N. T. Wrenn, Sr., Chm. Board of Deacons. 
J. P. H. McNatt, Minister. 

On motion the financial agent was authorized to send 
$150 from the fund for Aid of Ministers to Rev. and Mrs. 
Jonas Barclay (Mr. Barclay is seriously sick in a hospital 
in Charlotte, N. C). Rev. W. M. Baker was asked to 
write the Ministerial Relief Committee in Mecklenburg 
Presbytery seeking further aid for Mr. Barclay. Rev. 
E. E. Gillespie led Presbytery in prayer for the Barclays. 

On motion the vacancies caused by Dr. Williamson's 
removal were left open until the January meeting. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to meet in the First 
Church, Burlington, N. C, for the January meeting. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, on Tuesdav, January 9, 1945, at 
10:00 A.M. 

J. C. Whitley, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Burlington, N. C, January 9, 1945 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its regular Winter 
Adjourned Session on the above date in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Burlington, N. C, at 10:00 A. M., was 
called to order and constituted with prayer by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. J. C. Whitley. 

The roll call showed the following to be in attendance. 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Chester Alexander C. E. Scott Burlington 1st 

W. M. Baker 

H. V. Carson, D.D D. McL. Holt Sanford 

N. R. Claytor 

A. P. Dickson 

L. T. Edgerton L. L. Garrison Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming J. J. Fenton, Jr Hawfields 

J. W. Foster F. B. Greeson Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

F. M. Hawley, S. T. D George C. Mason Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske A. N. Turner Reidsville 

C IVt Jones 

F. S. Jones, Th.M.__I__I_"E. L. Ray Asheborb 

W. P. Jones J. H. Dick Westminster 

Robert Knox, D.D 

John P. LaForte O. C. Jones Riverview 

D. L. Smith El-Bethel 

W. C. McLauchlin, D.D Howard Patterson Shiloh 

C. C. Brown Piedmont 

J. P. H. McNatt C. N. Cox Brentwood 

J. M. Millard J. R. Andrew Alamance 

W. A. Pate J. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

0. W. Perrell 

J. S. Walkup T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

J. C. Whitley 

K. L. Whittington 

R. Murphy Williams, Sr J. A. Mclver Covenant 

J. F. Barker Stony Creek 

Dr. W. A. Hayes High Point 1st 

F. A. Miller Graham 

W. E. Miller Little River 

E. A. Ranson Greensboro 1st 

—26 —26 

The report on Orders was adopted fixing the hours as 
follows : Recess of five minutes at 11 :55 A. M., to pre- 



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pare for the Communion Service with recess for lunch 
at 12 :30 P. M. Reconvene at 1 :30 P. M. 

The Docket was adopted as amended, to include under 
"New Business", hearing Mr. D. P. Clapp, Executor of 
the D. P. Foust Estate, and to elect Commissioners to 
the General Assembly. 

The Docket follows : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Winter Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
Tuesday, January 9, 1944 
Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. J. C. Whitley, Moderator 

1. Presbytery Constituted with Prayer. Devotional Service. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Report on Orders — Rev. Chester Alexander. 

4. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Communications. 

7. Report of Stewardship Committee — Alexander and Hodgin. 

8. Communion Service — Led by Alexander and J. C. Whitley. 

9. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations, Reception of 
Ministers. 

10. Calls or Dismissions. 

11. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Huske. 

12. Report on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

13. Report of Special Committees: 

(1) Glade Valley High School — Edgerton. 

(2) Standing Rules — Huske. 

(3) Sessional Records Blank — J. C. Whitley. 

(4) Minutes of General Assembly — McLauchlin. 

14. Report of Committee on Executive Secretary — Huske. 

15. Report of Committee on Foreign Missions — Knox. 

16. Report of Standing Committees. 

(1) Installations — Cook, Foster, and Sam Lawson. 

(2) Nominations — Edgerton, Hawley, F. S. Jones, C. N. Cox, 
and H. E. Latham. 

(3) Thanks— R. F. Whitley, Edgerton, and Hawley. 

17. Unfinished Business. 

18. New Business. 

19. Place of Next Meeting. 

20. Read and Approve Minutes. 

21. Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 11:00 A. M. — Report of Stewardship Committee. 

2:00 P. M. — Reception of Candidates. 

All Officers and Standing Committees remain as at Fall Meeting. 



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The Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting of November 
10, 1944, were read for information. 

The Moderator announced that Dr. Robert Knox 
would have charge of the Devotional Service which had 
been postponed to this hour and was on Foreign Missions. 

Dr. Knox presented his report on Foreign Missions 
and presented Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D., who spoke 
on the "River, the streams whereof shall make glad the 
city of God," Christianity. From Psalms 46.4. 

This service was introduced and concluded with a 
hymn and prayer. 

The Presbytery then adopted the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions as follows: 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Although our work in the Orient is still closed, our work in 
Africa, Brazil and Mexico has developed and expanded. 

In these three fields there were 3678 added on profession of 
faith. Eleven of our interned missionaries returned on the Second 
Gripsholm in December 1943. 

There was an increase of $98,175.08 in the regular contribu- 
tions last year. The "Re-occupation Fund" was increased $150,000, 
bringing it up to $250,000. 

The two greatest needs of the work today are: First — 100 new 
volunteers to meet the immediate needs, and Second — Greater con- 
tributions at home for the work. 

The following recommendations are herewith presented: 

1. That all pastors and Sunday School teachers of young peo- 
ple be urged to press the call of the foreign field upon their young 
people. A_nd that our young ministers, doctors, nurses and laymen 
prayerfully consider the call of our Lord to the fields abroad. 

2. That the Foreign Mission Season, January 1-February 4, 
1945, be observed in every church. 

3. That the week of January 28-February 4, 1945, be observ- 
ed in every church as the week of prayer and Self -Denial for For- 
eign Missions; and that all pastors and sessions be urged to take 
supplemental offerings for this cause. 

4. That the men of our churches be urged to enter into the 
reading and study of the literature that is recommended by our 
Committee's Educational Department for use in Foreign Mission 
Study Season. 

5. That churches, societies and individuals be urged to assume 
definite parts of our Foreign Mission work. 

6. That every church in our Presbytery secure a Foreign Mis- 
sionary to visit the church during the year, and that he be used 
as widely as possible in speaking to the Sunday School, men of 
the church, young people, Day Schools and Civic Clubs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Knox, Chairman. 



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Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee oh Stewardship. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

The Stewardship Committee of Orange Presbytery would re- 
spectfully submit the following recommendations: 

1. That March 4, 1945, be designated Every Member Canvass 
Sunday and that every congregation be urged to raise in full the 
quota assigned for benevolences and self-support. 

2. That March 25, 1945, be observed as "Pay-Up-Day" when 
all members are urged to pay their pledges in full. 

3. That the Presbytery accept from Synod the quota of $86,- 
288.00 for benevolences, but assign $98,098.00 to the Churches. 

4. That the benevolent funds be distributed on the following 
percentage basis: 

assembly's causes 



Foreign Missions 24 % 

Assembly's Home Missions 13 % 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 5.5 % 

Religious Education and Publication 2.25% 

Assembly's Training School .75% 

Bible Cause .5 % 



Total 46 % 

synod's causes 

Synod's Home Missions 10 % 

Educational Institutions 10.5 % 

Union Theological Seminary 1.5 % 

Orphans' Home 8.5 % 

Presbytery's Home Missions 20 % 

Synod's Religious Education, including Religious Work in 

State Educational Institutions 3.5 % 



Total 54 % 

CHURCH Benevolent Apportionment Presbyterial 

45-46 Tax 

Alamance $ 3,000.00 $ 79.00 

Asheboro 1,200.00 23.00 

Bessemer 400.00 11.00 

Bethany 850.00 23.00 

Bethel 485.00 11.00 

Bethesda 475.00 13.00 

Bethlehem 225.00 7.00 

Brentwood 250.00 9.00 

Broadway 250.00 7.00 

Buffalo (G) 2,700.00 75.00 

Buffalo (L) 350.00 9.00 

Burlington 1st 8,250.00 203.00 

Burlington 2nd 700.00 18.00 

Chapel Hill 1,500.00 46.00 

Church of Cov 6,500.00 157.00 

Community 28.00 1.00 



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CHURCH Benevolent Apportionment Presbyterial 





45-46 


Tax 


Cross Roads 


rt* AOA f\ (\ 

% 928.00 


$ 23.00 


Cumnock 


20.00 


1.00 


East Burlington 


400.00 


11.00 


Eiland 


— . 75.00 


2.00 


El-Bethel 


a -t A f\ f\ 

210.00 


5.00 


Eno 


275.00 


A A A 

8.00 


Euphronia 


50.00 


A A A 

2.00 


-T airiield _ _ 


A AA AA 

300.00 


C A A 

5.00 


Farmville 


A CT A /"V 

25.00 


-i A A 

1.00 


iriieaa __ _ 


on nn 
_ — 30. UU 


1 A A 

1.00 


Glenwood _ _ 


r7 E 1 A A A 

7o0.00 


A A AA 

24.00 


Goidston 


50.00 


A A A 

2.00 


Graham 


_. 4,700.00 


-< -i rr a a 

117.00 


Greensboro 1st- 


- -. 32,500.00 


n An a a 

802.00 


Greenwood _ 


A A F A A 

425.00 


10.00 


Griers 


i r»r a A 

125.00 


r a a 

5.09 


Gulf 


._ ... 40.00 


1.00 


TT J?" 11 

Hawfields 


_. 1,800.00 


j| A A A 

42.00 


Haywood 


AC" A A 

35.00 


-1 A A 

1.00 


TT 1 1- TP* _ * „ j_ 

High Point _ 


pf ri A A A 

. 5,510.00 


■4 o O A A 

138.00 


TT * 1 1 1 

Hillsboro _ 


900.00 


18.00 


T _ 1 

Jonesboro 


A A A A 

._ _ 600.00 


H AA 

16.00 


t i 

Leaksville _ . 


A C A A A 

950.00 


A n A A 

27.00 


Little River _ 


C A A A A 

._ _ 500.00 


"1 1 AA 

11.00 


Maaison 


Hi f* A A 

__ _ 715.00 


•i o AA 

18.00 


Mebane 


A f7F A A A 

_ 2,750.00 


/-» o A A 

68.00 


Milton 


^ Pf A A A 

150.00 


A A A 

4.00 


H IT J_ T T O 

Mt. Vernon Springs 


AAA A A 

300.00 


7.00 


~\ T TT 

New Hope 


nnr A A 

325.00 


A A A 

9.00 


T"» "1 _ i 

Piedmont 


C A A A A 

500.00 


A A A 

9.00 


Fittsboro 


OCA A A 

250.00 


6.00 


Pleasant Grove 


AAA A A 

200.00 


/? A A 

o.OO 


Pocket __ _ . 


1 nr a A 

175.00 


C AA 


Red House 


1 ETA AA 

150.00 


C AA 
O.OO 


Reidsville 


A tf A A A A 

3,500.00 


A A A A 

93.00 


Riverview 


275.00 


7.00 


North Eno 


AAA 

2.00 


-1 A A 

1.0 ) 


Salem 


-i r\ /\ a a 

100.00 


A A A 

4.00 


Sanford . 


j rv A A A 

... 4,200.00 


H AA AA 

122.00 


Shiloh 


P7A A /~V f\ 

700.00 


11.00 


Smyrna 


100.00 


3.00 


Speedwell 


150.00 


5.00 


oprmgwooQ 


410U.UU 


R OA 


St. Andrews 


350.00 


12.00 


Stoneville 


110.00 


3.00 


Stony Creek 
Wentworth 


325.00 


12.00 


35.00 


1.00 


Westminster 


3,000.00 


52.00 


Whitehill 


350.00 


9.00 


Yanceyville 


575.00 


15.00 


TOTAL 


$98,098.00 


$ 2,461.00 



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Chester Alexander, Chairman. 



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The Communications were read and Presbytery ex- 
cused Revs. S. W. DuBose and F. W. Lewis from atten- 
dance upon this meeting, and referred to Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, our Correspondent with Chaplains, the com- 
munication from Chaplain S. S. Wiley, to bring in a con- 
densed report later. 

Dr. Hodgin then presented reports from Chaplains 
S. S. Wiley, E. H. Clarke, and R. M. Williams, Jr., which 
were received as information . 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education: (An obligation for all 
candidates to sign) . 

OBLIGATION FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Deeply conscious of the call from God to preach the Gospel 
of His Son to a lost world, I do hereby assume my obligation: 

1. To be diligent at all times in my preparation for this high 
office. 

2. To avoid all manner of life that would be a hindrance to 
my highest development in mind, body and spirit. 

3. To keep in close touch with my Presbytery, through the 
Committee on Christian Education for the Ministry. I will consider 
it my duty to make known to this committee any problem or plan 
that affects the progress of my preparation. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

Rev. E. N. Caldwell, D.D., of the Presbytery of Flori- 
da, was introduced and invited to sit as a visiting bro- 
ther. 

Dr. Caldwell presented letter of dismission from the 
Presbytery of Florida and asked to be received by Orange 
Presbytery that he might accept the call from the Gra- 
ham Church (which had previously been approved by 
Presbytery) . 

A letter of appreciation from Dr. D. J. Currie, the 
Stated Clerk of Florida Presbytery, expressing the ap- 
preciation of the Presbytery for Dr. Caldwell, and a 
telegram of dismission and affection for the brethren 
(from Dr. Currie) were also read. 

Dr. Caldwell, having been received pending his ex- 
amination, was then examined on Experimental Religion, 
Theology, Church Government and Sacraments, accord- 
ing to the Book of Church Order, all of which having 
been sustained severally and as a whole, he was enrolled 
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The call was then placed in his hands and he signi- 
fied his acceptance of the same. 

The Moderator announced the following appoint- 
ments to fill vacancies on Standing Committees : 

1. Installations — Rev. O. W. Perrell and Mr. 0. C. 
Jones. 

2. Nominations — Mr. C. C. Brown. 

3. Thanks— Mr. D. L. Smith. 

Rev. Robert Knox was excused from Presbytery for 
the afternoon session. 

After a five minute recess, Presbytery was led in the 
Communion Service by Revs. Chester Alexander and J. 
C. Whitley assisted by the following Ruling Elders : E. L. 
Ray, J. A. Barnwell, C. E. Scott, Allan Bain, C. C. Brown, 
and J. N. Benton. This closed the morning session. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. 0. W. Perrell. 

Presbytery accepted the resignation of Rev. Robert 
Knox from the Committee on Foreign Missions and 
adopted the report of the Committee on Nominations as 
follows : 

* 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

To take the place of Rev. 0. C. Williamson (removed from 
Presbytery) . 

Trustee Flora Macdonald College (1946) — Mr. Geo. V. Denny. 
Presbytery's Home Missions (1945) — Rev. E. N. Caldwell. 
Examining Committee, Theology — Rev. Robert Knox, D.D. 

L. T. Edgerton, Chairman. 
Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S SPECIAL 
COMMITTEE ON GLADE VALLEY 

Orange Presbytery's special committee on Glade Valley pre- 
sents the following report: 

Your committee met jointly with the Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery's special committee on Glade Valley, January 4, 1945, in 
the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

Special invitations were extended Mr. J. M. Wells, Jr., Chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees of Glade Valley; Dr. Price Gwynn, 
Jr., Synod's Committee of Educational Institutions; and Dr. E. E. 



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Gillespie, Superintendent of Home Missions of The Synod of 
North Carolina. 

The purpose of the Joint meeting of the committees appointed 
by the two Presbyteries, Orange and Winston-Salem, was; 

First: To discuss the advisability of continuing the services of 
Glade Valley and, if favorable, to consider its financial situation, 
and determine ways and means for its overall improvement in 
the near future. 

Second: To make recommendations to both Orange and Win- 
ston-Salem Presbyteries. 

Dr. Price Gwynn, Jr., was asked to make a thorough 
investigation of the present status of Glade Valley, going 
into every phase of its present existence and operations. 

That Dr. Gwynn did in a very thorough manner and 
the following is Dr. Gwynn's report. 

REPORT OF GLADE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

There are twelve members on the Board of Trustees of Glade 
Valley High School. The trustees are chosen from Orange and 
Winston-Salem Presbyteries; six from Orange, six from Winston- 
Salem. 

The Board is organized by committees. 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS 

There are two administrative officers, the Superintendent and 
the Principal. The Superintendent now acts as Secretary and 
Treasurer and Farm Supervisor. His load is entirely too heavy. 
A man should certainly be employed to look after the farm. 

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 

The school is out of debt. It works under an annual budget 
and its books are reviewed by the Finance Committee of the Board 
of Trustees. It does not have a formal audit by certified public 
accountants. 35% of the total budget is covered by student fees. 
The total income for the year 1944-45 is around $15,000, distribut- 
ed as follows: 



Churches and Sunday Schools $4,500 

Auxiliaries 2,000 

Individuals 1,000 

Endowment and Sales 2,300 

Students 5,500 

There is an endowment of $15,000. 



ACCREDITATION 

The school is accredited by the State Department of Public 
Instruction. 

ENROLLMENT 

The average student enrollment is 75-80 students. 40% are 
boys; 60% girls. Around 60% of the student body are Presbyte- 



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rians. One-half of the student body comes from Allegheny and the 
four adjoining counties. The remainder is pretty widely scattered 
in its location. 40% of the graduates go on for advanced academic 
work. The students attending the school are required to engage in 
some form of work as part payment for their education. 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

Social functions are held with games once each week, but the 
school does not have adequate place or equipment for these ac- 
tivities. There is no honor system. The literary society meets 
every Saturday night. There are also regular meetings of the 
Young People's League and prayer bands. Evangelistic efforts 
with the student body at Glade Valley have been very successful. 
Quite a number enter each year who are not members of any 
church. Usually before they leave the school, with a few excep- 
tions, they have accepted Christ as their Lord and Master. 

STUDENT FEES 

Each student is required to pay $2.50 per month for tuition, 
$1.50 per month for room rent, and $14.50 per month for board, 
or a total of $18.50. There is a music fee of $4 per month for 
those who take this work. In addition, the student is expected to 
put in twenty hours of work per month. No provision is made for 
student loans. Scholarship funds are supplied from time to time 
by friends, circles and auxiliaries. These are usually $20, which 
pays the tuition of one student. 

CURRICULUM 

No significant changes have been made in the curriculum in 
recent years. The college preparatory course is offered, along with 
agriculture, home economics, shop work and music. 

FACULTY 

There are six full-time teachers on the staff. All are college 
graduates; one holds the M.A. degree. The Principal gets $130 per 
month with board and room. Teachers get $1,000 per year and 
board and room. Some faculty members take educational study 
during the summer. 

PHYSICAL FACILITIES 

The plant and equipment are far from adequate for the work 
of the school. The buildings are frame and very old. Desks and 
dormitory equipment, such as beds and tables, are truly dilipidat- 
ed, pretty well worn out. The school cannot long continue to do suc- 
cessful work without a radical improvement in physical facilities. 
More dormitory space is needed, especially for girls. Desirable 
equipment for science courses is lacking. Funds are now being 
raised for a recreational building. 

THE LIBRARY 

There are 3,000 volumes in the library. About $50 per year is 
spent for books. Different teachers take charge of the library at 
different hours. One teacher gives part time to the library. 

GENERAL REMARKS 

The school is thirty-four years old. It has done a grand work 



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361 



in training mountain boys and girls in the years gone by, as well 
as quite a number of students from other sections whose parents 
were financially handicapped. Only a small number of its grad- 
uates have entered the ministry, but most of them have become 
active church workers wherever they went. The girls have made a 
genuine contribution through their training in music, and some 
have gone to the Training School. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge, Superintendent of Glade Valley, 
made a report before the committee, emphasizing the 
results of the work done at Glade Valley through the 



The report of Mr. Eldridge is as follows: 

GLADE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION 

Among the graduates of Glade Valley are: 

Five Ministers; five Home Mission Workers; three Doctors, 
one located in Alleghany County; three Bankers, two in Alleghany 
County; three Lawyers; two graduates of Training School, Rich- 
mond, Va. ; one Editor; one Writer; one Dentist, Glade Valley; 
Letter Carrier and Postmaster and Merchant at Glade Valley. 

Glade Valley graduates have served in Alleghany County in 
following capacities: 

Two Bankers, Welfare Worker, Theater Operator, Sheriff, 
Doctor, Ford Dealer, Postmaster at Sparta, Superintendent of 
Schools, Soil Conservation, two Stenographers. 

Public School teachers 50% in County. 

More than 100 have taught school, large number made it their 
profession. Around 25 Nurses, 35 or more in business. More than 
40% have attended college or took professional training. 

183 have united with the Glade Valley Presbyterian Church, 
and many more have made profession and joined their home 
Churches. 

Enrollment 1931-1932 by Counties: Alleghany 33, Wilkes 15, 
Ashe 12, Surry 3, others 19. 

Presbyterian Homes 44 Members of Church 32 Non Members 12 
Baptist Homes 32 Members of Church 7 Non Members 25 
Methodist Homes 5 Members of Church 4 Non Members 1 



During the year all but six of the 38 non-Christians made a 
profession in Christ and 11 united with the Glade Valley. 

Enrollment 1932-33 by Counties: Alleghany, 25; Wilkes, 12; 
Ashe 15, Surry 4, Stokes 2, others 9. 

Presbyterian Homes 46 Members of Church 39 Non Members 7 
Baptist Homes 20 Members of Church 2 Non Members 18 
Methodist Homes 7 Members of Church 4 Non Members 3 



years. 



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During the year all but two of the 28 Non Members made a 
profession in Christ and 19 united with the Glade Valley, leaving 
only seven in the student body not members. 

Enrollment 1943-44: 



Presbyterian Homes 40 
Baptist Homes 18 
Methodist Homes 6 



Members of Church 28 
Members of Church 8 
Members of Church 3 



Non Members 12 
Non Members 10 
Non Members 3 



64 39 25 

During the Evangelistic Meeting all but two of the Non Mem- 
bers made a profession in Christ, and fourteen united with the 
Glade Valley Church. 

We usually have 12 to 15 orphans enrolled. 

Excerpts from graduates' letters, unsolicited, from former Glade 
Valley students: 

"I am not able to tell you how much I miss Glade Valley as I 
am unable to express myself as I would like, and can only say that 
I will never cease to be grateful for Glade Valley and for what it 
has meant to me. It showed me a phase of life that I never knew 
existed. And friends I made there, I want to keep all my life." 

"I remember well all Glade Valley has done for me, I suppose 
really, I am a better person than I would have been had I missed 
that school." 

"I will never forget the spiritual training that I got at Glade 
Valley. It has helped me in many ways and will stick with me 
through the years." 

"I remember during my two years at Glade Valley the high 
ideals you set before all of us. We thought it was useless at times 
to build up and fortify ourselves against temptations that were 
ahead of us. I see now where I was very unwise." 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie heartily endorsed the work Glade Valley 
is doing, and urged its continuance and support. "I know nowhere 
where the Church gets so much for so little," says Dr. Gillespie. 

Mr. J. M. Wells, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
Glade Valley, spoke favorably concerning its graduates and their 
success in all fields; the high percentage of evangelistic efforts 
among the students. 

He also outlined plans for building improvements, which had 
been proposed by the Board, but not launched because of limited 
support. He said he would rather see some churches close than to 
see the school close. 

Following these reports the committee entered into a general 
and full discussion. Having agreed upon certain basic principles, 
the committee approved unanimously the following recommenda- 
tions to both Orange and Winston-Salem Presbyteries. 

1. That Glade Valley High School be continued as a Christian 
Education High School, and that it be heartily supported. 

2. That the Presbyteries instruct the Board of Trustees to 
conduct an Educational Program concerning Glade Valley in the 
two Presbyteries (and in every local church.) 



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3. That Glade Valley High School become a coordinated fac- 
tor in the program of the Synod's Committee on Educational In- 
stitutions. 

4. That the Presbyteries — Orange and Winston-Salem — lay 
plans immediately to provide at Glade Valley High School an ade- 
quate physical plant and equipment to meet required educational 
standards. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. T. Edgerton, 

Chairman, Presbytery's Committee, 
Chairman, Joint Committee. 

The Committee was thanked, by a rising vote, for its 
splendid work. 

Presbytery received the report of the Committee on 
Evangelism and adopted the recommendation of the Com- 
mittee as follows : 

That every church of Presbytery cooperate as fully as possi- 
ble with the plan of the General Assembly's Committee on Evan- 
gelism for intensive campaign of evangelism for six weeks, March 
2nd-April 15th, 1945. 

Special effort to be put forth during this six weeks to win 
souls for Christ and bring them into membership of the Church. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman of Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the following blank on the Ses- 
sional Records, this blank to be filled out and sent with 
the Sessional Record to the Spring Meetings of Presby- 
tery. 

SESSION'S CERTIFIED REPORT TO PRESBYTERY 

On The 

MATTER CONTAINED IN SESSIONAL RECORD 

We, the Session of Church, do 

hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of our Sessional 
Record as shown by the answers to the following questions: 

1. As many as four stated meetings during the year? 

2. Names of members present recorded? - - - - - - 

3. All meetings ordinarily opened and closed with prayer? 

4. Record contains full account of all business transacted?- 

5. All business of the Session, including election and installation 
of Elders and Deacons, and the election of Sunday School Su- 
perintendent, and other officers and teachers, etc., was trans- 
acted in full accordance with the requirements of the Book of 
Church Order in all cases where said book offered instructions? 



6. An accurate record was kept of New Members? - 

Loss by Dismissal? - - - - - 

7. Full Annual Statistical Report is entered? - - - . 



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8. Minutes of Session for the year were read and approved? 

9. Record is written in ink or typewriter? - - - - 

10. Name of Church appears clearly on outside of Record cover? 

Signed, this, the day of , 194 — 



Moderator. 



Clerk. 

W. M. Baker, 
N. N. Fleming, 

Committee. 

Presbytery postponed until the Spring Meeting action 
on Amendments to Book of Church Order and Reports 
on Minutes of General Assembly. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS 

That the following Commission be appointed to install Rev. 
E. N. Caldwell, D.D., pastor of the Graham Church: 

Rev. M. S. Huske to charge the pastor; Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D., 
to preach the sermon, with Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., alternate to 
either of the above. 

Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D., to preside and propound the 
questions. Ruling Elder J. A. Barnwell, with Ruling Elder J. N. 
Benton, alternate, to charge the congregation. 

Two Ministers and one Elder to constitute a quorum, the date 
to be left to the Commission. 

J. W. Foster, Chairman of Committee. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation, extended by Rev. 
W. P. Jones, pastor of the church, to hold the Spring 
meeting in the Westminster Church. 

The Stewardship Committee was instructed to make 
a study of the Presbyterial Tax (basis of apportionment) 
and report to the Summer Meeting. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work gave 
an oral report which was received as information. 

The Special Committee on The Executive Secretary 
had no report. 

The Committee on Standing Rules, on request, was 
granted until Spring Meeting to prepare report. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Thanks: 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

Your Committee expresses the grateful thanks of Orange 
Presbytery for the kind treatment we have received in the First 
Church of Burlington. 

The pastor, officers, and members left nothing undone for our 
entertainment and pleasure. 

The ladies furnished us a bountiful repast which we enjoyed 
to the fullest. 

L. T. Edgerton, 
F. M. Hawley, 
D. L. Smith, 

Committee. 

On motion the election of Commissioners to the Gen- 
eral Assembly was postponed until the Spring Meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Mr. D. P. Clapp, Executor, made verbal report on the 
D. P. Foust Estate which was received as information. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the Westminster Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, April 
10th, 1945, at 10:00 A. M. 

J. C. Whitley, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

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DIRECTORY— January 1945 

I — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. J. C. Whitley, Leaksville, N. C. 

Other Officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 
(1945). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. A. Pate, Jonesboro, N. C. (1945). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1945). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 403 Asheboro St., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1946). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, N. 
C. (1946). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. C. 

E. Hodgin, D.D. (1945), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1946), Rev. M. S. 
Huske (1947), Dr. Waylon Blue (1948). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man)— Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Mr. D. W. Wright, 
and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1945); Revs. C. F. Myers, D. D.; N. N. 
Fleming, Mr. Stephen White, and Mr. Geo. V. Denny (1946) ; Revs. 

F. S. Jones, W. A. Pate, Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. E. A. Ranson 
(1947). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1947), and Dr. F. L. Knight (1950). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. W. Kerr Scott, and Mr. Paul Ingle 
(1945) ; Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, and Mr. J. A. Kel- 
lenberger (1946), 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1945). 

Ill — Executive Committees 

(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers, 4 Elders, report 
each stated meeting) — Revs. J. M. Millard — S, Chairman, J. C. 
Whitley, W. A. Pate— S, and Mr. J. W. Simpson— S (1947) ; Rev. 
R. M. Williams, Sr. (elected 1941), Mr. C. W. Perry— S, Mr. D. W. 
Wright (elected 1944), and Mr. W. L. Sharpe— S (1946); Revs. 
Chester Alexander (elected 1944), E. N. Caldwell, L. T. Edger- 
ton, and Mr. C. E. Scott (1945). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, 1 Elder, report in spring 
with popular meeting) — Rev. W. C. McLauchlin (1945), Mr. P. N. 
Pritchett— S (1946), Rev. K. L. Whittington (1947). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 Ministers, 1 



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Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate (1945), Mr. A. G. Car- 
ter— S (1946), Rev. J. C. Whitley— S (1947). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers, 
1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1945), Dr. 
Henry Louis Smith— S (1946), Rev. L. T. Edgerton (1947). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. S. W. DuBose — S, 
F. S. Jones, and Mr. R. D. Hughes— S (1946) ; Revs. C. M. Jones, 
A. P. Dickson— S, and Mr. J. S. Wall (1945); Revs. 0. W. Per- 
rell, N. N. Fleming and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger — S (1947) ; and 
Mrs. C. G. Smith — Secretary of Religious Education in Presbyter- 
ial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, 1 Elder, report spring) — Rev. 
J. W. Foster (1947), Mr. W. F. Henderson-S (1946), and Rev. 
O. W. Perrell (1945). 

7. Educational institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook (1945), Mr. J. Sam White-S 
(1946), Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

8. Orphan's Home (3 members, also member of the Board of 
Regents is exofficio member, report in fall) — Rev. W. P. Jones-S 

(1945) , Mr. E. A. Ranson-S (1946), Rev. O. W. Perrell (1947). 

9. Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, report 
spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley-S (1945), Mr. C. P. Robertson 

(1946) , Rev. A. D. Carswell-S (1947). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers, 3 Elders, report in winter on 
apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) — Rev. Chester 
Alexander (elected 1944), Mr. D. E. Shaw (1946), Rev. S. W. 
DuBose-S, Mr. J. E. Latta (1945), Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, and Mr. 
M. E. Yount (1947). 

11. Sessional Records (Chairman for 3 years, 5 members ap- 
pointed at each Spring Meeting) — Mr. R. D. Hughes (1945).* 

IV — Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report spring) — Mr. I. C. 
Crawford, and Mr. C. E. Kerchner. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, 
D. D., J. S. Walkup and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, Sr., Robert Knox, 
D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — 
Revs. C. M. Jones, C. L. Wicker, F. M. Hawley, 
S.T.D., and Dr. Lynn Mclver. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. R. F. Whitley, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and J. N. Benton. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and N. R. Claytor. 

5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E. Gillespie, 
D.D., J. C. Whitley, Ruling Elders W. Kerr Scott and J. A. Kel- 
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6. Commission on the Minister and His Work (7 members, 
set up in fall of 1938)— Revs. M. S. Huske— S; W. M. Baker— S, 
and Mr. H. E. Latham (1947), Rev. R. F. Whitley, and Mr. J. N. 
Benton— S (1945), Rev. J. W. Foster and Mr. L. E. Beard (1946). 

7. Defense Service Council — Revs. Chester Alexander, M. S. 
Huske, and Mr. C. N. Cox; Manager of Service Campaign — Mr. 
J. N. Benton. 

Candidates for the Ministry — Alfred McNair, Don Austin, 
Russell Booth Fleming, James A. Nesbit, E. P. Nichols, Robert 
Lee Turner, Lyle W. Peterson, Paul Rakestraw, George C. White, 
Kenneth Strayhorn, and William E. Cook. 

Candidates for Mission Service — Jacob T. Bradsher. 

SUB COMMITTEE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 
Committee, Including Advisory Members 

Children's Division — Mrs. C. G. Smith, Chairman, Miss Lucy 
Pell, Mrs. R. F. Whitley. 

Young People's Division — N. N. Fleming, Chairman, Mrs. 
J. S. Walkup, 0. W. Perrell, Mrs. C. G. Smith. 

Adult Division — S. W. DuBose, Chairman, Mrs. C. E. Kersch- 
ner, Mrs. N. N. Fleming. 

Leadership Training — J. A. Kellenberger, Chairman, R. D. 
White, J. S. Wall, Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension — A. P. Dickson, 
Chairman, W. M. Baker, H. V. Corbett. 

Bible in Public Schools — R. D. Hughes, Chairman, S. W. Du- 
Bose. 

Religious Education Advance — Frank S. Jones, C. M. Jones. 

For Mailing Directory see page 323 Minutes Spring and Sum- 
mer 1944. 



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ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES : 
SYNOD'S CAUSES: 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 
TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY : 

Assembly's Home Missions. 
Foreign Missions. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
Publications and Sabbath School Work. 
Bible Cause. 

Assembly's Training School. 
Synod's Home Missions. 
^ Orphan's Home. 

Educational Institutions, 
Union Theological Seminary. 
- Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Religious Education in Synod. 

All funds for Benevolent Causes, contributed by 
congregations, or organizations within congre- 
gations, should be sent through the 

REV. C. E. HODGIN, D.D. ||Jf 
403 Asheboro Street, Greensboro, N. C. 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

—OF — 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
February 23, 1945 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIRST SESSION 
Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 10, 1945 

CALLED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
May 21, 1945 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
June 2, 1945 

SUMMER ADJOURNED SESSION 

Presbyterian Church 
Asheboro, N. C. 
July 10, 1945 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate bequeath- 
ed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the Pres- 
bytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment 
of the Presbytery). 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they make 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities ; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest this 
way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at the time. 

"Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or insti- 
tution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact where it 
was most needed each year." 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



Press of 
Oxford (masonic) orphanagb 
Oxford, North Carolina 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
February 23, 1945 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIRST SESSION 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 10, 1945 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
May 21, 1945 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
June 2, 1945 

SUMMER ADJOURNED SESSION 
Presbyterian Church 
Asheboro, N. C. 
July 10, 1945 



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ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SUMMER 1945 

CHESTER ALEXANDER 627 Fountain PL, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

W. R. BUHLER Graham, N. C. 

E. N. CALDWELL, D.D Graham, N. C. 

H. V. CARSON, D.D Sanford, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Route No. 3, Sanford, N. C. 

J. D. CARTER 1608 Oak St., Greensboro, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Chap. E. H. CLARKE _ Ward 115A, DeWitt Gen. Hos. Auburn, Cal. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Cedar Grove, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON 2520 Ch. St. Extern, Greensboro, N. .C 

S. W. DuBOSE, M.A Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Route No. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Route No. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

JOHN W. FOSTER Whitsett, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, S. T. D Manning, S. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

C. M. JONES Chapel Hill, N. C. 

FRANK S. JONES, Th.M 241 Worth St., Asheboro, N. C. 

PAUL T. JONES High Point, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

ROBERT KNOX, D.D Reidsville, N. C. 

JOHN P. LaFORTE Leaksville, N. C. 

FRED W. LEWIS, D.D 1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

DONALD MacCOLL, D.D 1008 Fairmont St., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. C. McLAUCHLIN, D.D Box 1274, Burlington, N. C. 

J. P. H. McNATT 621 Wesley Place, High Point, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Route No. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE, Th.M Jonesboro, N. C. 

O. W. PERRELL 127 Markham St., Burlington, N. C. 

J. A. REDHEAD, Jr., D. D 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D -Davidson, N. C. 

Chap. C. G. SMITH Chaplain's Office, Camp Ritchie, Md. 

WADE C. SMITH Jacksonville, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

J. S. WALKUP 619 Sydney Rd., Burlington, N. C. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

Chap. S. S. WILEY Naval Air Training Bases, Pensacola, Fla. 

R. M. WILLIAMS, Sr.__306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 
Chap. R. M. WILLIAMS, Jr Greensboro, N. C. 



CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, February 23, 1945 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2:00 p. m., and was opened 
with prayer by the Moderator. 

Present : 

Ministers: Chester Alexander, J. S. Walkup, R. F. Whitley, 
J. M. Millard, C. E. Hodgin, O. W. Perrell, W. M. Baker, J. W. 
Foster, J. S. Cook, M. S. Huske, F. M. Hawley, J. C. Whitley, 
N. N. Fleming, F. S. Jones, W. C. McLauchlin. 

Elders: R. D. White, Burlington 1st; W. J. Baughn, Leaks- 
ville 1st; D. E. Purcell, Reidsville; H. M. Pearson, Bethel. 

The following call was read, found in order and taken 
up seriatim: 

Mebane, N. C, February 12, 1945. 

The Constitutional requirements being met, I call Orange Pres- 
bytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C, 
Friday, February 23, 1945, at 2:00 p. m., to transact the following 
business, if the way be clear: 

1. Act upon the resignation of Rev. F. M. Hawley of the Mad- 
ison and Stoneville Churches. 

2. Receive and act upon the request for further study of Glade 
Valley High School. 

3. Any business growing out of either of the above items. 

J. C. Whitley, Moderator, 
By N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Revs. W. T. Thompson and F. W. Lewis were excused 
from this meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. F. M. Hawley offered his resignation of the 
Madison and Stoneville Churches, asked that the pasto- 
ral relation be dissolved, and that he be granted permis- 
sion to labor without the bounds of the Presbytery. 

The action of the Madison and Stoneville Churches, 
concurring in the request, was presented to Presbytery 
and Presbytery confirmed the action of the Stoneville 
Church (in the absence of both Elders from the Church 
the meeting of the congregation was called by mail). 
Several of the brethren spoke in appreciation of Dr. 
Hawley's work as a pastor, minister and presbyter, and 
Presbytery by a rising vote expressed its appreciation 



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of his splendid work in our bounds. His request was then 
granted and he was given permission to labor without 
the bounds of Presbytery until the Fall Meeting. 

The request from a representative of Winston-Salem 
Presbytery for continuance of the Special Committee on 
Glade Valley High School and further study of that in- 
stitution was read. 

The reports of Dr. P. H. Gwynn, Mr. E. B. Eldridge 
with report of the Joint Committee, also recommenda- 
tions adopted by the Presbytery of Winston-Salem, and- 
those adopted by Orange Presbytery on January 9, 1945, 
were read. 

Mr. R. D. White and Mr. D. E. Purcell, members of 
the Board of Trustees of the School from Orange Pres- 
bytery, spoke outlining plans for improvement and de- 
velopment of the School. Presbytery declined to continue 
the Special Committee and voted to leave the matter in 
the hands of the Board of Trustees. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer, to meet in the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday 
April 10, 1945, at 10:00 a. m. 

J. C. Whitley, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, April 10, 1945. 

The Presbytery of Orange met on the above date in 
its 351st Stated Session in the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C., at 10:00 a m., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. J. C. Whitley, and consti- 
tuted with prayer. 

The Moderator preached the opening sermon from 
Acts 24 :25 on the subject "Witnessing With Power." 

The roll call showed the following present : 



MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



N. N. Fleming E. 

J. W. Foster D. 



Chester Alexander W. S. Hogan Burlington First 

W. M. Baker 

E. N. Caldwell, D.D R. E. Stratford Graham 

H. V. Carson, D.D W. G. Sugg Sanford 

A. D. Carswell J. M. Willcox Euphronia 

D. T. Harrington White Hill 

N. R. Claytor John S. Williams Milton 

J. S. Cook R. D. Hughes Eno 

C. G. Waddell Fairfield 

J. E. Latta Little River 

A. P. Dickson Wm. L. Wharton Buffalo (G) 

L. T. Edgerton J. P. Pace Cross Roads 

C. N. Morrow Bethlehem 

J. Evans Hawfields 

C. Blythe Springwood 

R. M. Huffines ■_• Bethel 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske D. E. Purcell Reidsville 

C. M. Jones Franz Gutmann Chapel Hill 

F. S. Jones, Th.M 

W. P. Jones John R. Hughes Westminster 

Robert Knox, D.D._ 

John P. LaForte S. D. Cox Riverview 

Paul Evans __E1-Bethel 

F. W. Lewis, D.D 

W. C. McLauchlin, D.D M. C. Loy Shiloh 

J. P. H. McNatt C. N. Cox Brentwood 

J. M. Millard J. H. Phipps Alamance 

C. F. Myers, D.D J. W. Simpson Greensboro First 

W. A. Pate R. A. Watson Jonesboro 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

O. W. Perrell E. Howard Waddell- .Burlington 2nd 

J. S. Walkup T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

J. C. Whitley 

R. F. Whitley W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

R. L. Neal Bethesda 

Holland McSwain Griers 

K. L. Whittington^.^ .__ 



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MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



R. Murphy Williams, Sr I. C. Crawford 



Covenant 
-Bethany 



E. P. Webster 
Paul Ingle 



High Point First 



W. B. Mayhew 
J. S. Wall 



Glenwood 
-Madison 



R. L. Walker__. 
Sydney Green _. 
E. C. Kirkland 



Stony Creek 
Hillsboro 



New Hope 



—31 



—39 



Ruling Elder Holland McSwain of the Griers Church 
was elected Moderator and Rev. J. C. Whitley was elec- 
ted Temporary Clerk. 

Presbytery adpoted the following report on orders 
presented by Rev. W. P. Jones, pastor of the host church. 
Recess at 11 :55 a. m. 
Communion Service at 12:00 m. 
Lunch at 12 :30. 

Reconvene at 1 :45 and adjourn at will. 
The following docket was adopted for this meeting 
of Presbytery: 

DOCKET OF THE ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
351st Stated Session 
Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, April 10th, 1945, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Rev. J. C. Whitley, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer. Sermon by Moderator. 

2. Roll Call. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

3. Report on Orders — W. P. Jones. Adoption of Docket. 
.4. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Communion Service — Led by Rev. W. P. Jones and the Mod- 
erator. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees (three, unless otherwise 



8. Candidates received — Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Huske. 

11. Report of Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

* 5 Members to serve with Mr. R. D. Hughes, Chairman. 



stated) : 

(1) Installations 

(2) Statistical 



(3) Nominations 
(5 members) 

(4) Minutes of Synod 



(5) Thanks 

(6) Sessional 
Records * 



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12. Historical Sketch of Westminster Church — W. P. Jones. 

13. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Millard and Hodgin. 

(2) Foreign Missions — McLauchlin. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Baker. 

(4) Religious Education — F. S. Jones. 

(5) Woman's Work — Foster. 

(6) Stewardship — Every Member Canvass — Alexander. 

(7) Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion — Hawley. 

14. Report of Standing Committees. 

15. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

16. Report of Treasurer — Hodgin. 

17. Report of Permanent Committees: 

(1) Auditing — I. C. Crawford. 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

18. Report of Defense Service Council — Alexander. 

19. Reports of Special Committees: 

(1) Standing Rules — Huske. 

(2) Amendments to Book of Church Order f — McLauchlin. 

(3) 175th Anniversary — Fleming. 

20. Report of Committee on Executive Secretary — Huske. 

21. Place of Next Meeting. 

22. Read, Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

Standing Orders: 11:00 a. m. : Stewardship Report. 
Standing Orders: 2:00 p. m.: Reception of Candidates. 

Please bring your 1944 Minutes of General Assembly to Presbytery. 

With the consent of the Stewardship Committee, the 
Committee on Foreign Missions was heard at this hour, 
the report was presented after which Presbytery heard 
Rev. Earl King of our Congo Mission after which the re- 
port was adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S COMMITTEE ON 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

The year 1944-45 has been an unusual one in a number of 
ways, and calls for thanksgiving on the part of all who are inter- 
ested in the Cause. More New Missionaries have been sent out this 
year than in any single year since the war began. Fourteen were 
sent out, but this represents a gain of only one, because thirteen 
were lost by resignation, retirement, and death. The great need is 
still for New Missionaries. 

The six missionaries who have been held captive in the Philip- 
pines have been liberated and word has come that four of them are 
on their way home. Full statistics are not available from all the 
fields, but those which are in hand show a considerable increase 
over last year in additions on confession of faith. More than 4000 
have been reported so far. 

A sharp rise in gifts made by the Christians on the field is 
also reported. The Self-Denial Offerings for the last three years 

t Please see 1944 Minutes General Assembly, pp. 152-162. 



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have made it possible to greatly improve our holdings in buildings 
and equipment in Africa, Brazil, and Mexico. Approximately 
$340,000 has been given for this purpose, and about $350,000 has 
been set aside for the Far Eastern Reoccupation Fund. A New 
Mission Field is being opened in Portugal, at the request of the 
Presbyterian Church in Brazil, and in cooperation with them and 
with the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. 

Rev. Richard T. Gillespie has been elected Candidate Secre- 
tary. This indicates the emphasis the Executive Committee is put- 
ting on the need for new missionaries. Right now sixty new mis- 
sionaries are needed in Africa, forty-three in Brazil, and eleven in 
Mexico, making 114 needed at once. 

Contributions from the Home Church for this year will exceed 
those of last year, by a considerable margin, but will fall far short 
of the amount given in the best pre-war year. 

The call to our whole Church is for more earnest Prayer, more 
willingness to consecrate Life, and more truly sacrificial giving. 

Recommendations: That the Ex. Com. of Foreign Missions 
be asked to send enough missionaries to make a tour of Orange 
Presbytery, visiting every church, and helping to bring a new en- 
thusiasm for the Cause throughout the Presbytery. 

Committee on Foreign Missions, 
W. C. McLauchlin, Chairman. 

Communications were received and acted upon as fol- 
lows : 

Request from Rev. W. T. Thompson that he be ex- 
cused from this meeting of Presbytery was granted. 

The Communication from Rev. J. R. Cunningham, 
President of Davidson College, relative to the election of 
Trustees was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

In response to a communication from Mr. J. S. Mc- 
Allister, Presbytery adopted and ordered sent to the Gen- 
eral Assembly the following overture regarding the elec- 
tion of Trustees of a Local Church : 

Because of the diversity of practices on the part of congrega- 
tions in the matter of electing Trustees of Churches, and because 
the General Assembly has a good many years ago offered sugges- 
tions which have never been enacted into law, 

Therefore the Presbytery of Orange would respectfully over- 
ture the General Assembly, meeting in Montreat on May 24th, 
1945, to take steps to amend the Book of Church Order so as to 
provide a way for the election of Trustees of a Church. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. E. N. CALDWELL, D.D. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. E. N. Caldwell pas- 
tor of the Graham Presbyterian Church met at the Church on 



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February 15, 1945, at 7:30 p. m., with the following present: Revs. 
C. F. Myers, D.D., M. S. Huske and Ruling Elder Jas. N. Benton, 
and was opened with prayer by Mr. Huske. 

In the absence of Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D., Chairman, Dr. 
Myers was elected Chairman and Mr. Benton Clerk. 

Dr. Myers presided, preached the sermon and propounded the 
questions, Mr. Huske offered the prayer and charged the pastor, 
and Mr. Benton charged the congregation. 

Following a hymn, Dr. Caldwell pronounced the benediction. 

Dr. Myers' theme was, "The Church, the Pillar and Ground 
of the Truth." 

Jas. N. Benton, Clerk. 

Presbytery received as information the report of Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin on the activities of our Chaplains who are members of this 
Presbytery. 

Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. W. C. McLauchlin in 
thanksgiving for our Chaplains and especially for the safety of 
our missionaries who have been released from concentration camps 
of the Japanese. 

Revs. W. R. Buhler of Mecklenburg Presbytery and J. Calvin 
Reid of Macon Presbytery were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The Presbytery after a brief recess was led in the Commun- 
ion Service by Revs. R. F. Whitley and W. P. Jones assisted by the 
following Ruling Elders: Holland McSwain, O. C. Jones, D. E. 
Purcell, J. R. Hughes, W. L. Wharton, and J. P. Pace. 

This closed the morning session. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened and was led in prayer. 

(An oral report on Thanks had been made during the 
lunch hour) . 

The Moderator announced the following Committees: 

Installations— C. M. Jones, Paul Ingle and J. E. Latta. 

Statistical — J. S. Walkup, R. L. Neal and R. E. Stratford. 

Nominations — W. M. Baker, F. S. Jones, I. C. Crawford, W. 
G. Sugg, and Paul Ingle. 

Sessional Records — To Serve with the Chairman, R. D. 
Hughes, the following — O. W. Perrell, A. D. Carswell, M. C. Loy, 
C. N. Morrow, and J. P. Pace. 

Minutes of Synod — J. M. Millard, Sydney Green, and D. C. 
Blythe. 

Thanks — M. S. Huske, R. L. Walker and E. J. Evans. 

Presbytery heard Mr. D. E. Purcell in behalf of Glade 
Valley High School and the Stewardship Committee was 
instructed to recommend to this meeting of Presbytery 
a time for an annual special offering for Glade Valley. 



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Dr. H. G. Bedinger made a brief talk on Flora Mac- 
donald College which was received as information. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie made the following report as Fi- 
nancial Agent: 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie — April 10, 1945 

The following transactions have been made since our last re- 
port, April 8, 1944: 

1. The Maryland Hickerson Fund — $1250.00 loaned to Mr. R. E. 
Lowdermilk on first mortgage real estate security. Income for 
Foreign Missions in Africa. 

DR. CR. 

To loan to Mr. R. E. Lowdermilk .$1,250.00 

To interest for one year 75.00 

By check to Mr. Curry B. Hearn, 

Treasurer Foreign Missions $ 75.00 

By curtailment deposited in 

H. B. & L. A., Greensboro 250.00 

Balance due on note 1,000.00 

$1,325.00 $1,325.00 

2. The Jamestown Lot Fund — $1,000.00 invested in house and 
lot, Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, N. C. 

DR. CR. 

To rent on our interest in house $ 76.00 

By County Taxes $ 8.82 

By City Taxes 11.64 

By transfer to H. B. & L. A. Acct 55.54 

$ 76.00 $ 76.00 

Cash balance April 10, 1945 $ 

Balance in H. B. & L. A.— April 8, '44__ 719.93 

Int. H. B. & L. A. to Dec. 31, '44 17.59 

Transferred from Cash Account 55.54 

Balance April 10, 1945 $793.06 

3. The Cora Harrison Fund — $500.00 loaned to C. E. Edwards 
on first mortgage real estate security. DR CR 

Balance on hand, April 8, 1944 $ 150.00 

To interest for one year 30.00 

By donation to Rev. Jonas Barclay $ 150.00 

To Balance 30.00 

$ 180.00 $ 180.00 
Balance on hand April 10, 1945 $ 30.00 

Presbytery adopted the following: 
REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

We are glad to report that one of our Home Mission fields which 
has received aid for many years has become entirely self-supporting 



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this year. This field is the Speedwell group of churches in Rock- 
ingham county of which Dr. Robert Knox is pastor. We congratu- 
late Dr. Knox and the churches on this forward step, and we com- 
mend their action to other fields. We know that two or three of 
our other fields are planning to become self-supporting next year. 

All of our Home Mission fields are now supplied with regular 
pastors except the Pittsboro and the Gulf groups of churches. 
These vacant churches, however, have been supplied with preaching 
at least once per month. Rev. W. A. Pate has supplied Gulf and 
Cumnock churches, and the Superintendent, with the help of other 
ministers, has supplied Pittsboro, Mt. Vernon Springs, Goldston 
and Bethany churches. During the months of January, February 
and part of March we had the assistance of Rev. R. K. Davenport, 
and during these months most of our vacant churches had preach- 
ing more than once per month. 

We have secured Rev. and Mrs. O. F. Yates to assist Dr. Mc- 
Lauchlin in the work at Piedmont church and to have charge of 
the Emergency Work in the area of the Firestone Company in 
Burlington, the work formerly done by Miss Frances Pritchett. 
Rev. W. R. Buhler has accepted the call of Bethany church to be- 
come full time pastor and entered upon his work there the first of 
April. The prospects for rapid growth and development in this 
field are very promising. We gladly welcome these new workers 
to our Presbytery. 

We have had several prospective pastors to visit the Pittsboro 
group of churches, but have not been able to secure a pastor for 
this field. We have a man in view for this field at the present 
time and hope there will soon be a regular worker there. 

Your Committee has done quite a good deal of work the past 
year in helping churches improve their physical plants, Shiloh 
and Little River churches have been assisted in making extensive 
improvements in their church buildings. Pittsboro and Piedmont 
churches have been assisted in improving their manses. The River- 
view church has been assisted in installing a furnace for their 
church and Sunday School building. An appropriation has been 
made to the East Burlington church to assist in purchasing a 
manse, and to the Stoneville church for remodeling and improving 
its church building and adding Sunday School rooms. There is still 
much work of this kind to be done. The manse of the Gulf church 
is in dire need of repairs and the Pittsboro church needs Sunday 
School rooms. 

Good reports for the past year have come from most of our 
Home Mission fields. Several of the churches entered heartily in- 
to the Crusade of intense evangelism during the period of March 
4th to April 15th., but some of the country churches reported that 
they would hold their meetings later at a more convenient date 
for their congregations. All the reports of evangelistic meetings 
have not yet been received, but to date we have a gratifying in- 
crease in the number of accessions by profession of faith over last 
year in our Home Mission churches. 

The brighest opportunities for the expansion of our Home 
Mission work in this Presbytery are through the organization of 
outpost Sunday Schools. The Home Mission Committee is depend- 
ent upon the aid of the self-supporting churches in this work. The 



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Committee finds it difficult to secure workers for the work already 
established, and therefore can not provide workers to conduct out- 
post Sunday Schools, but if the local churches will provide volun- 
tary workers to establish these schools, the Home Mission Commit- 
tee will assist in building chapels and will support the Mission 
when it becomes an organized church. Some of these outposts will 
not become organized churches, but will continue as congregational 
missions of the local churches. The co-operation of the local 
churches and the Home Mission Committee is essential in this work 
of expansion. 

The Home Mission Committee is grateful to the Churches, 
Auxiliaries, and Sunday Schools for their liberal support of this 
work during the past year. The contributions of the churches and 
church organizations are nearly $2000.00 more than last year. The 
receipts and disbursements are shown by the Treasurer's report 
which follows: 

Report of the Treasurer of Presbytery's Home Missions 
April 1945 to April 1946 

Receipts 



Balance from last year $ 4,223.27 

From Churches, Auxiliaries and Sunday Schools 11,110.97 

From Home Mission Emergency Fund 1,327.57 

From Mrs. Mebane's Bequest 394.48 

From Individuals 235.00 

From Dividends 53.22 



Total $17,344.51 

Disbursements 

Salaries of Workers $ 5,917.40 

Annuity Dues 365.68 

Shiloh Church Improvements 100.00 

Stock in Gate City S. & L. Association 1,000.00 

Pittsboro Manse Improvements 150.00 

Vacation Fund for Workers 103.07 

Piedmont Manse Improvements 375.00 

O. F. Yates — Moving Expenses 25.00 

Little River Church Improvements 250.00 

Riverview for Furnace 250.00 

Moving Expenses Glenwood's pastor 150.00 

Asheboro Outpost Chapel 500.00 

Traveling Expenses of Superintendent 205.05 

Office Expenses Postage, Phone, etc 11.68 

Committees Expenses 16.55 

Withholding Tax — Miss Pritchett 57.60 

Stock in Gate City S. & L. Association ,__ 2,000.00 

Balance in Security National Bank 5,867.48 



Total $17,344.51 

Balance in Bank $5,867.48 



C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 



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The following churches deserve special commendation for hav- 
ing paid in full, or overpaid, their apportionments: Cross Roads, 
East Burlington, Efland, Fairfield, Goldston, Graham, Hawfields, 
High Point 1st., Mebane, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Piedmont, 
Pittsboro, Shiloh, Springwood and Westminster. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

The Home Mission Committee submits to Presbytery the fol- 
lowing recommendations : 

1. That the following budget be adopted for 1945-6, subject 
to change by the Committee as circumstances may require: 



Pittsboro Group $ 830.00 

Buffalo (L) Group 300.00 

Milton Group 600.00 

Bessemer 900.00 

East Burlington 500.00 

El Bethel-Riverview 600.00 

Gulf Group 1,200.00 

Brentwood 600.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Yates 1,500.00 

Burlington 2nd 400.00 

Bethany 600.00 

E. Burlington, Manse 500.00 

Stoneville — Improvements 250.00 

Building and Repairs 1,500.00 

New Work 1,000.00 

Annuity Dues 400.00 

Travel Expense 300.00 

Superintendent's Salary 1,800.00 



Total $13,780.00 



2. That the Churches that did not hold special evangelistic 
meetings during the period of March 4th to April 15th hold such 
meetings in the summer or early fall. 

3. That, as far as possible, every church hold a Daily Vaca- 
tion Bible School during the summer. 

4. That a special supplementary offering for Synod's and 
Presbytery's Home Missions be taken on the 2nd Sunday of June 
in Churches, Auxiliaries, Sunday Schools, and Young People's Or- 
ganizations. One-third of the offering to go to Synod's Home Mis- 
sions and two-thirds to Presbytery's Home Missions. The entire 
offering, marked "S. & P. Home Missions" to be sent to Dr. C. E. 
Hodgin, Treasurer, and he will send one-third to Synod's Home 
Mission Committee. 

5. That Presbytery request Dr. C. E. Hodgin to continue his 
work as Superintendent and Treasurer of Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions until the Presbytery secures an Executive Secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. Millard, Chairman, 
C. E. Hodgin, Secretary. 



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Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
submits the following Report: 

Items of interest from our Executive Committee in Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

1. There were 77 Candidates for the Ministry and two women 
preparing for special work, aided by the Committee this year. 
There are 183 Candidates for the Ministry in the armed service 
and five have made the supreme sacrifice. 

2. Much has been done to aid and encourage our educational 
institutions to strengthen their financial position; good results 
have been achieved. 

3. There are 478 homes still on ministerial relief, 34 less than 
last year. $145,648.88 has been divided among these homes. The 
"Joy Gift" at Christmas enabled the Committee to double the grant 
for two months during the year. 

4. The Ministers' Annuity Fund has 210 ministers, 23 disabled 
persons, 107 widows and 36 orphans on its rolls. Since 1940, 55 
ministers have died, and 13 have returned to active service, five 
widows have died, six disabled persons have died and one returned 
to active service, 11 orphans have attained the age of 18 years. 
During the five years $451,941.12 has been remitted, in pensions, 
to these homes. 

The church has given this year an increase of $45,488.65 to 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
This Cause in Orange Presbytery: 

1. There has been one death in Orange Presbytery. Mrs. Ben- 
jamin Barswell Palmer, Milton, N. C, died May 29th, 1944. Her 
death leaves only 5 names now on our roll. We recommend the 
following apportionments : 



Mrs. A. S. Caldwell, Spartanburg, S. C $216.00 

Mrs. A. W. Crawford, Greensboro, N. C 216.00 

Mrs. J. D. Deans, Greensboro, N. C 180.00 

Mrs. S. M. Rankin, Greensboro, N. C 180.00 

Mrs. W. F. Thorn, Carthage, N. C 240.00 



The total gifts of the churches in our Presbytery for the year 
were $6,069.09; this in $980 increase over last year. 

Nineteen Churches paid $558.46 in pledges to the Accrued 
Liability Fund in the M. A. F. 

It is encouraging to see the churches still working on this 
worthy cause. Every dollar that was pledged is needed to assure 
this fund complete success. 

We recommend: 

L That continued prayer be made for, and substantial finan- 
cial assistance be given to, our fine Christian educational institu- 
tions as they struggle with the many problems before them. 

2. That continued efforts be made to recruit candidates for 
the ministry. 



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3. That emergency efforts be made to supply all our churches 
with the regular preaching of the gospel. 

W. M. Baker, 
L. T. Edgerton. 

Committee. 

The Presbytery received the following report of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work and adopted 
the recommendations : 

Your Commission on the Minister and His Work would report 
that we have had any number of meetings and numerous consulta- 
tions with various churches both for the purpose of advising in 
selecting a pastor and also in regard to problems that have arisen 
in this field. We believe that we have been an aid in both capacities. 

1. We recommend that the call of the Bethany Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. W. R. Buhler at a salary of $1,400.00, 
Annuity Payments and Manse (The Presbytery's Home Missions 
Committee will supplement the salary in the amount of $600.00) 
be found in order and placed in his hands. 

2. That the Call from the Glenwood Church for Rev. J. D 
Carter at a salary of $2400.00, Annuity Payments and Manse be 
found in order and placed in his hands. 

3. That the Call from the First Church of High Point for Rev. 
Paul T. Jones at a salary of $5,100.00, Annuity Payments and 
Manse be found in order and placed in his hands. 

4. That the Call from the Church of the Covenant for Rev. 
Joseph M. Garrison at a salary of $4,200.00, annuity payments 
and Manse be found in order and placed in his hands. Your Com- 
mission feels that Orange Presbytery is exceedingly fortunate 
to secure the services of these consecrated and gifted servants of 
the Lord. We believe that their high recommendations mean that 
our Presbytery will be richly blessed by having these new members. 

Your Commission believes that the main purpose for which 
the Commission was orginally created should ever be kept upper- 
most in our minds : namely that of advising with churches and 
pastors in order that pastoral changes might be more easily effect- 
ed. To carry out this purpose, it is absolutely necessary to have 
the confidence and good will and the faith of both elders and 
ministers. It is very necessary that no one should get the idea that 
the Commission is a busy-body or that any member is inclined to 
interfere in the affairs of churches where it is not mutually, on 
the part of pastors and congregation, desired for advisory and 
consultation purposes. Therefore, in order to keep to the main 
purpose of our Commission, we would like to go on record as ask- 
ing to be relieved of acting as a judicial commission where trouble 
has arisen in the congregation. It might be interesting to state 
that our position is identical with the position being taken by many 
Commissions throughout our church as was reported to the Perma- 
nent Committee recently meeting in Atlanta. We think that a ju- 
dicial committee should be especially appointed when a matter 
arises which calls for judicial action. 

5. We recommend that permission be granted to the Asheboro 
Church to increase the salary of their pastor from $2,340.00, to 



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$2,500.00, and that the Yanceyville, Bethesda, Pleasant Grove and 
Griers Group be permitted to increase the salary of their pastor 
from $2,400.00 to $2,880.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard the following: 

REPORT OF THE SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE 

Your Supervisory Committee, constituted by Presbytery last 
fall and charged with the duty of nominating an Executive Secre- 
tary, has given careful and painstaking attention to the question 
of selection of an Executive Secretary. We have felt that it was 
very necessary to get a man who had tact and experience with 
pastoral work and also had executive ability. We have consulted 
a great many persons in a position to know of men in our church 
with the required ability. 

From the outset, we were faced with the fact that men of 
ability and consecration are in great demand and churches are 
very liberal in their remuneration for such leaders. Your Com- 
mittee earnestly tried to secure an Executive Secretary in accor- 
dance with the tentative budget adopted at the fall meeting of 
Presbytery. We found that it was impossible to get a man with 
the qualifications that we feel the work demands for the salary 
originally suggested; namely $3,000.00. 

We find, however* that we can rearange the original budget 
with an increase of $50.00. We therefore recommend that the bud- 
get be revised to read as follows : 

Salary for Executive Secretary $3,600.00 

Car Expense 300.00 

House rent 720.00 

Office expense 130.00 



$4,750.00 

The man that we would like to have the authority to call is 
now in the midst of a building program of two outpost missions 
and he is very eager to complete these as soon as possible, cer- 
tainly by September 1. His salary and honorarium would amount 
to $4,200.00, but he has agreed to come to us at a financial sacri- 
fice because he feels the challenge of our work. The one we have 
in mind is highly recommended by Dr. B. R. Lacy, Dr. Taliaferro 
Thompson, and others. He has met with the Committee and is 
known to two members through past experience. 

We trust that Presbytery will see fit to authorize the Super- 
visory Committee to go ahead with a call to this individual and 
we promise to give complete plans and present his name at the 
July meetings of Presbytery. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

The Presbytery adopted the above report as a whole, 
giving the Committee the authority to call the person 
whom they had in mind. 



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Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The special thing the Assembly's Committee on Evangelism 
requested the churches to do during the past year was to wage 
an intensive campaign of evangelism during the six weeks from 
March 4th to April 15th. This request has been kept constantly 
before the churches for the past few months. The Evangelistic 
Department of Synod's Committee on Home Missions has rendered 
valuable service in giving publicity to this evangelistic Crusade. 
At least two communications from the office of Synod's Home 
Mission Committee have been sent to every pastor and to the 
Sessions of vacant churches, giving full information in regard to 
this campaign, and earnestly urging the cooperation of every 
church in the Presbytery and in the Synod. 

We do not know how well this program has been carried out. 
We have not yet received reports of the results of the campaign, 
as the period of this intensive evangelistic effort has not yet ended. 
We know that many of the churches did not hold special services 
during this period, because they claimed that the time was not 
opportune for their congregations, but they promised to hold spe- 
cial services later. It will probably be several months before the 
full results of the Crusade will be known. 

The number of accessions by profession of faith in this Pres- 
bytery for the year just closed is 485 as compared with 519 for the 
previous year. 

We offer the following recommendations: 

1. That the churches which did not hold special services during 
the period designated for intensive evangelistic effort, plan to 
hold such services at the most opportune time for their congrega- 
tions in the summer or early fall. 

2. That all the churches plan a continuous campaign of per- 
sonal evangelism throughout the year. No doubt the churches 
which have had special services have realized that some for whom 
they feel responsible can not be reached by special services. If 
those who will not attend special services are ever won for Christ 
they must be won by personal effort. 

3. That the churches be called to unceasing and importunate 
prayer for the important work of winning souls for Christ, for 
only as our efforts are undergirded with prayer will they be suc- 
cessful. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF TREASURER, ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
April 5, 1944 to April 5, 1945 

Receipts Disbursements 

Foreign Missions $11,181.33 $11,181.33 

Assembly's Home Missions 5,845.39 5,845.39 

Synod's Home Missions 4,779.24 4,779.24 

Presbytery's Home Missions 11,029.93 11^029.93 



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Receipts Disbursements 

Christian Education and Min. Relief 2,928.25 2,928.25 

Religious Education and Publication 1,209.90 1,209.90 

Schools and Colleges 4,375.52 4,375.52 

U. T. Seminary 705.73 705.73 

Bible Cause T 269.30 269.30 

Orphans' Home 3,401.30 3,401.30 

Assembly's Training School 442.92 442.92 

Religious Education in Synod 1,609.99 1,609.99 

Home Mission Emergency 927.55 927.55 

Defense Service Council 673.65 673.65 

War Relief 118.53 118.53 

Presbyterial Tax * 2,679.00 2,503.33 

Montreat 8.00 8.00 

William Black Home 17.00 17.00 

Evangelism 4.00 4.00 



Totals $52,206.53 $52,030.86 

* Presbyterial Tax: Balance, April 5, 1944 $ 102.25 

Balance, April 5, 1945 277.92 

CURRENT EXPENSE ACCOUNT 1944-45 

Balance April 5, 1944 $ 102.25 

Receipts April 5, 1944, to April 5, 1945 2,679.00 



Total $ 2,781.25 

Disbursements : 

Stated Clerk's Salary $ 300.00 

Expenses of Clerk's Office 22.00 

Permanent Clerk's Salary 25.00 

Treasurer's Salary 150.00 

Treasurer's Expense 14.14 

Bond for Treasurer 37.50 

Synod's Assessment 1944-45 351.17 

Printing Minutes and Blanks 264.90 

Bank Service Charge 7.42 

Annuity Dues 35.63 

Traveling Expense T. H. Patterson 31.34 

Assembly's Assessment 1944-45 1,264.23 $2,503.33 



$2,503.33 $ 277.92 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer. 

Mrs. Ralph Holt, President, and Mrs. Charles Kerch- 
ner, former President of Orange Presbyterial, were in- 
troduced to Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

The Presbytery of Orange is proud of the work of the women 
of our Church. Their work in the year just closed has been re- 
markably good, as shown by the following report: 



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There are 56 Auxiliaries in the Presbytery and everyone sent 
in a report without fail. There are 5750 members, with 161 gen- 
eral circles, 44 business circles with 1210 members. The total gifts 
to benevolences amount to $31,673 or almost one-third of the be- 
nevolent budget of our Presbytery. $14,135.00 was given to local 
church work, making a grand total of $45,808.00; a very large 
sum of money put into the work for the kingdom of God by the 
women of our church through the Auxiliaries. 

All except five Auxiliaries are organized into one or more 
circles; 37 have more than one circle; 21 have one or more busi- 
ness woman's circles. The women of our Presbytery have given 
us a fine example of devotion, loyalty and efficiency. 

J. W. Foster, Chairman, 
W. F. Henderson, 
O. W. Perrell. 

The Committee on Defense Service made oral report 
which was received as information. 

The following were elected Commissioners to the Gen- 
eral Assembly: 

Minsters: Principals — Chester Alexander, E. E. Gillespie, 
C. E. Hodgin, Robert Knox. Alternates — W. P. Jones, J. W. Fos- 
ter, A. D. Carswell, John P. LaForte. 

Elders: Principals — J. W. Simpson, L. C. Crawford, Dewey 
L. Smith, G. R. Garrison. Alternates — O. C. Jones, M. C. Loy, 
Frank P. Graham, S. C. Stewart. 

The Moderator and Stated Clerk were given authority 
to name Commissioners to the General Assembly when 
the Principal and Alternate are unable to attend. 

The following history of the Westminster Church was 
presented by Mrs. E. P. Wharton, and ordered printed 
in the minutes of Presbytery : 

A SKETCH WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

In August, 1879, the Church (Mother Greensboro Presbyte- 
rian Church) purchased from Judge Albion W. Tourgee (a carpet- 
bagger here from Michigan), a lot, price $200.00, in South Greens- 
boro, this on Fayetteville Road, now Asheboro Street, 400 block. On 
September 21st, 1882 (three years later) , Lyndon Swain and 
Charles J. Yates were appointed a building committee for the 
erection of a Mission Chapel in which the following summer a 
Sabbath School was organized and the pastor and elders began 
to hold services. On October 12, 1887 (five years later), eighty 
members residing in South Greensboro were organized into the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church (copied from diary kept by John 
Calvin Wharton, father of E. P. Wharton). One thousand dollars 
was the cost of the chapel. Sunday School was held every Sunday 
afternoon, sometimes followed by preaching. 

Elbert W. Smith, candidate for the ministry, was the first 
superintendent of the Sabbath School. 



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Upon entering Union Seminary, 1883, he was succeeded by 
E. P. Wharton. R. E. Caldwell, a great-grandson of David Cald- 
well and a student in Seminary, was engaged to preach through 
the summer of 1883. October 12, 1887, a commission consisting of 
Rev. E. H. Harding, D.D., Rev. T. J. Allison, Rev. D. I. Craig and 
Elder T. B. Donnell, organized Westminster Presbyterian Church 
with 85 members, 80 of whom had certificates of dismissal from 
the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. There were 
three from Bethel, two from Alamance. The name Westminster 
had been suggested by Egbert W. Smith. A list of charter mem- 
bers, preserved elsewhere. 

Since December that same year 1887, J. Turner Rankin, 734 
Pearson Street, Greensboro, now actively employed by J. W. Scott 
Company, city, has been a regular member and attendant of this 
church. He is the only one of the earliest members who is now 
an attendant. The first elders of this church were Daniel Gilles- 
pie, Charles Lewis, Dr. W. P. Beall and J. C. Wharton. First dea- 
cons were William R. Murray, T. G. McLean, George S. Sergeant, 
John Wakefield and E. P. Wharton. 

, October 23, 1887, Rev. Egbert W. Smith was installed as the 
first pastor. October 26, 1890, this relationship was dissolved. 
December, 1890, Rev. Horace Lacy succeeded Mr. Smith. 1893, 
September, he accepted a call to Florence, Alabama. November, 
1893, Rev. S. O. Hall of Alabama, was installed pastor and remain- 
ed five years until September, 1898. 

Rev. Mr. C. E. Hodgin was installed as pastor February 5, 
1899, but had begun active service in January. 

On September 1, 1936, the present pastor, Rev. William P. 
Jones, entered upon the duties of a pastor. Mr. Jones was ordained 
and installed April 25, 1937. 

The original chapel was enlarged during the summer of 1887. 
Worship continued here until July 14, 1912. October 12, 1912, the 
25th anniversary of the organization of Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, the corner stone of the present (1945) building was laid. 
Six months later, April 27, 1913, the first service was held in this 
church building. It was dedicated October 5, 1913. Rev. Walter 
Moore, D.D., then president of Union Seminary, Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, preached and offered the dedicatory prayer. E. P. Wharton 
had acted as chairman of the building committee and brought for 
consideration many plans. After a voluntary trip to Shelbyville, 
Kentucky, to see an up-to-date church (Baptist denomination) he 
submitted its plan. This one was selected by the congregation. The 
original cost including furnishings and organ was $33,000.00. 

Mr. Wharton was that zealous over the erection of a new 
church that he offered to pay $1.00 for every dollar given by any 
one else and just about did it. For the six months, in building, the 
congregation worshipped Sunday afternoon at the Friends Meet- 
ing House across the street, both congregations uniting in mid- 
week prayer service. Mr. Wharton presented the Friends Church 
a handsome pulpit Bible. 

Mr. J. C. Wharton has written a full description of our pre- 
sent building in the published directory of 1914. 

The congregation grew under Dr. C. E. Hodgin's pastorate 
from a membership of 224 to 485. In 1909 a mission Sunday School 



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(outpost) was organized by members of Westminster Sunday 
School, E. P. Wharton superintendent. This continued 2 years 
with assistance of First Presbyterian Church. In 1911 for want 
of a place to worship other than the residence on Gregory Street, 
this project was abandoned. But in 1914 it was resumed to accept 
a building offered by the Church of the Covenant. From that time, 
Glenwood has flourished. Loyal to the spirit and platform of the 
Southern Presbyterian Church when first organized, Westminster 
dedicated her first effort to Foreign Missions. Less than 3 months 
after this organization, the session appointed one of the elders 
to visit every family in the congregation to solicit subscriptions 
for the missionary magazine and ordered that the offerings of the 
morning worship service, the first Sunday of each month, and all 
the offerings of the Sunday School, be devoted to Foreign Missions. 

On September 20, 1890, nine years before Rev. Mr. Hodgin's 
installation, a congregational meeting was held to consider the en- 
tire support of Rev. R. B. Grinnan and Mrs. Grinnan as mission- 
aries from our church to Japan. 

Subscriptions to the amount of $1,307.48 were made, $1,000.00, 
of which was collected. Carrying through, however, failed when 
Rev. Egbert Smith resigned in 1890. Two years before the organ- 
ization of the church October 12, 1887, a Ladies Aid Society had 
been organized. 1896 under the influence of Mrs. S. O. Hall, pas- 
tor's wife, the name was changed to Ladies Aid and Missionary 
Society with funds equally divided. 

From that time Westminster congregation has been deeply 
interested in supporting Foreign and Home Missions. 

Mr. E. J. Davis, elder, had at one time a Men's Mission Study 
Class, with telling results, both financially and spiritually. Mr. 
O. C. Wysong of this group even went to Edinburgh, Scotland, as a 
delegate to the World's Missionary Conference. The last published 
list of members was 1925. 

Throughout the term of Rev. C. E. Hodgin's ministry at 
Westminster, which was 37 years and 2 months, steady progress 
was made in every department. In 1927 a 3-story educational build- 
ing was added to the church at a cost of $18,000.00, also extensive 
improvements in the choir loft and on the splendid Moler organ for 
about $4,000.00. Mr. E. G. West, deacon, was the chairman of this 
building project and was most faithful to his commission. 

Seven young men have entered the ministry from this church, 
viz.: Rev. Rossa Brown, Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Rev. William 
Murray, Rev. John Wakefield, Revs. James and Eugene Wither- 
spoon, Rev. Eugene Clark and Mr. Don Austin. 

Rev. William Purcell Jones of Lynchburg, Virginia, was called 
to be pastor of Westminster Church just after he preached there 
for the first time, the second Sunday in June, 1936. Mr. Jones, 25, 
graduated at the Dallas Seminary, Dallas, Texas, a few weeks 
before. After several weeks' consideration he accepted the call and 
entered upon his service September 1, 1936. Mr. Jones is a deeply 
consecrated and zealous young man in the cause of Christ; 
Evangelism is his strong point. 

On Sunday, April 25, 1937, his ordination and installation took 
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the front page and full program is preserved in our scrap book. 
Mr. Jones' program, which is printed on every bulletin, is, 

Our Faith — A Crucified Christ. 
Our Call — A Surrendered Life. 
Our Authority — An Inspired Bible. 
Our Message — A Grace Gospel. 
Our Responsibility — A Whole World. 

For many years Mrs. Carl Jones, nee Miss Annie Roberson, 
has been the faithful organist. Too much cannot be recorded in 
highest praise of her satisfactory service. 

Sunday, November 27, 1938, Westminster celebrated her 51st 
anniversary. Providentially we could have her first pastor, Rev. 
Egbert W. Smith, to preach the sermon. C. C. McLean, faithful 
from boyhood to this church, having served as superintendent of 
the Sunday School, deacon, treasurer, and elder, took active inter- 
est in this anniversary program and was of invaluable inspiration 
in every part of it. His death July, 1944, is lamented throughout 
the congregation and community. 

Haunting debt hovered over the people since the Educational 
Building was finished 1927, accumulating to the amount of $16,- 
000.00. Mr. Jones introduced the share plan for liquidation of the 
debt. Mr. Hilton G. West was elected chairman of Liquidation 
Fund. By subscribing for a number of shares and paying monthly 
on them, we finally saw the light, and by special appeal for lump 
sum gifts, by September 5, 1943, seven years after he was in- 
stalled, the mortgage was "cremated" with a great heaving sigh of 
gratitude to our Heavenly Father. A grand, beautiful program of 
song and praise on this day at 11:00 o'clock was held and was call- 
ed the Liquidation ceremony. Mr. West, leader in this good work, 
received much praise and appreciation. Many former members re- 
turned to rejoice with the congregation. The flowers on that day 
were given in memory of some of the former faithful members who 
had laid down their lives for their friends. Some of these were 
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G. West, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. McLean, Mrs. 
M. A. Murray, teacher, and Mr. E. P. Wharton, teacher and elder. 

Exterior and interior decoration, a new furnace and stoker, a 
fund for support of a foreign missionary, no debts, numerous visit- 
ing ministers for special services, 11 additions by confession, and 
479 members are some of the assets. For years W. G. King has been 
a faithful steward of all funds. Budgets have ranged from $1,000.00 
to $10,000.00. The Woman's Auxiliary has really been a strong arm 
to the church. The development for greater church activities for 
Christ among the younger women has been most apparent and ef- 
fective. The Daily Vacation Bible School that Mr. Jones supervises 
each year since his first, has bordered on the miraculous, being 
supported entirely by voluntary gifts, to the average of $275.00, 
with average attendance of 165 each summer, to the present 
(1945). The time (three weeks) is devoted entirely to instruction 
in the Scriptures. No manual training. 

Keen interest in the young men and women who went from us 
to the War Services has been manifested by the entire church in 
the form of letters, prayers, packages, and special services. 

Of the 54 enlisted, only one of our very choicest has been called 
to make the supreme sacrifice. This is Captain Jas. V. Neeley, son 



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of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Neeley. During the Tunisian War, Captain 
Neeley was awarded the Silver Star and out of the Normandy Cam- 
paign he received his Captaincy. Only 25, he was killed in action 
in France August 10, 1944. His brother Robah Neeley is in the 
Navy. Sunday, September 10, 1944, a beautiful memorial service 
was observed for Capt. Neeley at 11:00 o'clock. Mr. Jones presided 
and preached, John Medearis sang the Lord's Prayer. Two young 
women, Misses Ruth Kent and Martha Leiter, enlisted with the 
WAVES. 

The deacons sent Miss Elizabeth Apple, a trained Christian 
worker of our church, to Montreat July, 1944, to attend the Relig- 
ous Education and Leadership Conference. She brought back a 
clear-cut knowledge of "The Purpose and Program of the Church", 
a much needed study for our entire congregation. She conducted 
a week's course in this. Those who completed the course were 
awarded a certificate of recognition signed by Patrick H. Carmi- 
chael. They were Mr. and Mrs. Hilton G. West, Miss Virginia Ket- 
ner, Miss Ruth Hood, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wray, Mrs. W. G. King, 
and Mrs. E. P. Wharton. 

List of Officers, 1945 

Elders: Roy P. Barber, J. H. Dick, R. N. Goodman, J. R. 
Hughes, E. C. York, W. E. Ray, E. B. Mastin, L. A. Scott, L. H. 
Montgomery, P. N. Pritchett. 

Deacons: L. H. Bennett, W. G. King, R. N. Carrier, L. A. 
Walker, J. D. Stedman, R. C. West, O. P. Harder, Baxter Bason, 
C. A. Green, J. D. McNeill. 

Superintendant of Sunday School: L. H. Montgomery. 

While this is a mere skeleton of the history of Westminster 
since the lot was purchased 1879 and a commission appointed by 
Orange Presbytery in session at Cross Roads Church, August 31, 
1887, to organize a church "if the way be clear" in South Greens- 
boro, we pray the real history is recorded fully in the Lamb's Book 
of Life. 

(Mrs. E. P.) Attaway D. Wharton, 
Auxiliary Historian, April 7, 1945. 

Read before Presbytery in session at Westminster Church 
April 10, 1945. 

The Special Committee on the 175th Anniversary 
Celebration made the following report which was adop- 
ted : 

Your Committee on the 175 Anniversary Celebration has in- 
vited the Synod to send its Moderator to our celebration. 

We plan to invite Dr. Walter L. Lingle to deliver the histor- 
ical address; and to invite each Presbytery of our Synod to send 
a representative. 

That the place be Hawfields Church and the date Sept. 5 
(Wednesday), 1945. 

That our Commissioners be instructed to bring the celebration 
to the attention of our General Assembly and ask the Assembly 
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That the Committee be enlarged so that the complete person- 
nel will be: Revs. N. N. Fleming, E. E. Gillespie, C. E. Hodgin, 
N. R. Claytor, with Ruling Elders W. Kerr Scott of the Haw- 
fields Church and J. Sam White of the Mebane Church. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 
Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Your Committee on Religious Education submits the following 
report : 

1. Plans are being formulated for summer conferences. The 
Young People's Conference dates are June 25-30. Pioneer Confer- 
ence July 2-7. Both to be held at Peace College if permission is 
granted by the O. D. T. The Y. P. Conference will be under the 
direction of Rev. N. N. Fleming, and the Pioneer will be conducted 
by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

The Annual Report of the Sessions reveal the following facts 
in our Sunday Schools: Officers and Teachers 804, Enrollment 
10,138, Average attendance 4513. Received on profession of faith 
from the S. S. 282, of outposts 7, leadership classes 10, workers' 
conferences 16, Vacation Bible Schools 34, Junior Organization 
20, Intermediate 14, Senior 14, Young People 4, Men 4, number 
of Churches reporting 58, number of Sunday Schools, including 
outposts 64. 

Recommendations : 

(1) That each church make an effort to conduct a Vacation 
Church School in the local church and/or outposts. 

(2) That surveys be made to locate opportunities in each 
locality to organize an outpost Sunday School. 

(3) That available leadership Training teachers be secured to 
hold Leadership Training Classes in the churches of the Pres- 
bytery. 

Frank S. Jones, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Efland, No record of dismissals; Fairfield, minutes of session , 
not read and approved; Asheboro, not dated or signed by Modera- 
tor or Clerk; Springwood, that loose records be made permanent; 
Yanceyville, names of members present not recorded, business 
not recorded; Pleasant Grove, members present not recorded, all 
business not recorded; Mebane and Madison, Moderator did not 
sign report; Bethesda, no record of members present and no record 
of business; Cumnock, no book, only two meetings held, names of 
members present not recorded, minutes of session not read and ap- 
proved, report not signed by Moderator;. 



R. D. Hughes, Chairman, 

M. C. Loy, 

O. W. Perrell, 



C. M. Jones, 
J. P. Pace, 
C. N. Morrow. 



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Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Trustee Davidson College — C. E. Hodgin, re-elected (1949). 

Trustee Flora Macdonald College — Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. 
E. E. Gillespie, Mr. D. W. Wright, Dr. Lynn Mclver re-elected 
(1948). 

Trustee Glade Valley High School — Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. 
W. Kerr Scott, Mr. Paul Ingle, re-elected (1947). 

Hawfields Anniversary Fund — Mr. S. A. White in place of 
Mr. McBride Holt (deceased) (1946). 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Revs. Chester Alexander, E. N 
Caldwell, L. T. Edgerton and Mr. C. E. Scott, re-elected (1948). 

Foreign Missions. — Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, re-elected (1948). 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. W. A. Pate, 
re-elected (1948). 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. W. M. Ba- 
ker, re-elected (1948). 

Religious Education — Rev. H. V. Carson in place of Rev. A. P. 
Dickson (ineligible) (1948). Educational Institutions — Rev. J. S. 
Cook, re-elected (1948). 

Orphans' Home — Rev. J. P. H. McNatt (to succeed Rev. W. P. 
Jones, ineligible) (1948). 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. J. P. LaForte to 
succeed Rev. F. M. Hawley (ineligible) (1948). 

Stewardship — Mr. J. E. Latta, re-elected; Rev. W. P. Jones 
to succeed Rev. S. W. DuBose (ineligible) (1948). 

Sessional Records — Rev. K. L. Whittington to succeed Mr. 
R. D. Hughes (1948). 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

The Committee on Thanks of Orange Presbytery wishes to 
express our grateful appreciation to the officers, minister and 
especially the ladies of Westminster Presbyterian Church for their 
bountiful repast. We will long remember the hospitality shown us 
at this time. 

R. L. Walker, Chairman, 
E. J. Evans, M. S. Huske. 

The Committee on Amendments to the Book of 
Church Order made report and Presbytery voted to ap- 
prove all with the exception of Nos. 154, 226, and 278, 
which were disapproved. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

The Stewardship Committee recommends that the first Sunday 
in October of each year be known in Orange Presbytery as Glade 



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Valley Day, on which day all the churches of the Presbytery are 
asked to receive a special offering for the Glade Valley High 
School. The following Churches did not report on the Every Mem- 
ber Canvass: 

Farmville, Goldston, Eno, Fairfield, Bethlehem, Madison, 
Stoneville, Efland, Westminster, Wentworth, Jonesboro, Broad- 
way, Salem, St. Andrews, Cumnock, Stony Creek, Pittsboro, Hay- 
wood, Gilead and North Eno. 

Chester Alexander, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following Overture: 

The Presbytery of Orange would hereby overture the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., meeting in Montreat, 
N. C, May 24, 1945, to continue discussion of plans for term pas- 
torates, and make revision of the plans considered at the last 
General Assembly, before sending them to the Presbyteries. 

Presbytery adopted the following reports of Per- 
manent Auditing Committee : 

REPORT OF PERMANENT AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have audited the books and annual report of C. E. Hodgin, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements, except 
nine checks totalling $5,601.86, which were in process of collection 
and which have not been paid by the bank as of April 7, 1945. 

All of the checks outstanding as of the date of the last audit 
have been presented at the bank and have been paid. 

We find the annual report showing a balance of $277.92 to 
be correct. 

This the 8th day of April, 1945. 

Auditing Committee, 

I. C. Crawford, Chairman, 
C. E. Kerch ner. 

REPORT OF PERMANENT AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have audited the books and annual report of C. E. Hodgin, 
Treasurer of the Home Missions Committee of Orange Presbytery, 
and find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present 
for all disbursements, except seven checks totalling $2,163.33, 
which were in process of collection and which have not been paid 
by the bank as of April 7, 1945. 

All of the checks outstanding as of date of the last audit have 
been presented at the bank and have been paid. 

We find the annual report showing a balance of $5,867.48 cash 
in bank, and $3,000.00 invested in the Gate City Building and 
Loan Association, to be correct. 

This, the 8th day of April, 1945. 

I. C. Crawford, Chairman, 
; C. E. Kerchner. 



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The Committee on Revision of Standing Rules was 
granted until the July meeting to make its report. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Asheboro 
Church to meet there on July 10, 1945. 

The Committee on Statistical Reports gave report 
which was adopted. See table in back of minutes. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer, to meet in the Presbyterian 
Church, Asheboro, N. C, on Tuesday, July 10, 1945, at 
10:00 a. m. 

Holland McSwain, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, May 21, 1945. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date at 2 :30 p. m., in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Burlington, was called to order 
by the Moderator, Mr. Holland McSwain, and opened with 
prayer by Rev. R. F. Whitley. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

Ministers: C. E. Hodgin, C. F. Myers, J. W. Foster, W. C. 
McLauchlin, Chester Alexander, O. W. Perrell, W. M. Baker, R. F. 
Whitley, J. S. Walkup, J. P. LaForte, Robert Knox, J. P. H. Mc- 
Natt, R. M. Williams, Sr., L. T. Edgerton, Frank Jones, J. S. Cook, 
J. C. Whitley, J. M. Millard, M. S. Huske, W. A. Pate, and N. N. 
Fleming. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. Warren, Griers; W. P. Cook, Pleasant 
Grove; W. F. Henderson, Yanceyville; C. J. Laws, Bethesda; Dr. 
W. A. Hayes, High Point First; J. N. Benton, Covenant; R. E. 
Stratford, Graham; J. H. Booker, Leaksville; J. W. Simpson, 
Greensboro First; D. P. Clapp, Springwood; T. P. Wilson, East 
Burlington; and Howard Waddell, Burlington Second. 

The following Call was found in order and taken up 
seriatim : 

May 11, 1945. 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Monday, May 21, 1945, at 2:30 p. m., to 
transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act upon the resignation of the Rev. Roy F. 
Whitley of the pastorate of the Bethesda, Griers, Pleasant Grove, 
and Yanceyville Churches, and his request that the pastoral rela- 
tion be dissolved. 

2. To grant Rev. Roy Whitley letter of dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of Mecklenburg. 

3. To receive and act upon the resignation of Rev. C. F. My- 
ers, D.D., of the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, and hear the request of the Church concerning 
their Pastor-Elect. 

4. To receive Rev. W. R. Buhler from the Presbytery of Meck- 
lenburg and arrange for his installation as pastor of the Bethany 
Church. 

5. To receive Rev. Paul T. Jones from the Presbytery of Cen- 
tral Mississippi and arrange for his installation as pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of High Point, N. C. 

6. To hear the report of the Committee on Religious Educa- 
tion. 

7. To hear the report of the Commission on the Minister And 
His Work. 



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8. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items : 

Holland McSwain, Moderator, 
By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. R. F. Whitley offered his resignation of the pas- 
torate of Bethesda, Griers, Pleasant Grove and Yancey- 
ville churches and asked that the pastoral relation be 
dissolved and he be granted a letter of dismission to the 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg. 

The churches were heard from through their repre- 
sentatives stating that they reluctantly concurred and the 
request was granted, the relationship dissolved and Mr. 
Whitley granted the letter of dismission. 

Several members of Presbytery spoke expressing ap- 
preciation of the splendid work done by Mr. and Mrs. 
Whitley, and the Stated Clerk was instructed to prepare 
a letter of appreciation to accompany the letter of dis- 
mission to Mecklenburg Presbytery, and send a copy to 
Mr. Whitley and to the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Monroe, to which Mr. Whitley is going. 

Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D. offered his resignation of the 
pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Greens- 
boro and asked that the pastoral relation be dissolved. 

The following resolutions from the First Church were 
read and ordered printed in our minutes: 

RESOLUTIONS 

Whereas, Rev. Charles F. Myers, D.D., accepted call to be- 
come Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and entered upon 
this Pastorate September 16, 1916, and has continued for 29 years 
and 

Whereas, Dr. Myers began his work with all the vigor of 
young manhood, devotion, untiring enthusiasm, with full purpose 
of advancing the Kingdom of our Lord and Master; and 

Whereas, Dr. Myers has given of his full strength of soul and 
body, his zeal, optimism, vision, and through his leadership this 
house of worship was erected, and has now been fully dedicated, 
free of debt, to the worship of Almighty God; and 

Whereas, Dr. and Mrs. Myers have won a large place in our 
church and city, Dr. Myers through his sermons, his prayers, 
his ministrations in our hospitals, in our homes, to the needy, 
the distressed, the broken hearted wherever he found them. In our 
joys he was first to rejoice, in our sorrows he was always present 
to comfort. 

Mrs. Myers through long years as teacher of the Mrs. Myers 
Bible Class, her inspiration and leadership in the Women's Auxi- 



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liary and Bethany Circle, her untiring devotion to her husband, 
and our church and community; and 

Whereas, Dr. Myers, of his own volition, and in the face 
of earnest opposition by the Session and the membership of our 
church, the community at large, has submitted his resignation as 
Pastor and has asked the congregation to join him in submitting 
this resignation to the Orange Presbytery and asks that the Pas- 
toral relations be dissolved: 

Now, Therefore, We the members of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Greensboro reluctantly join in this request. 

We want to express to Dr. and Mrs. Myers our love and es- 
teem. You have been in our church as God's messengers. You will 
always hold a high place in our affection. 

May God's blessing be upon you and yours. 

We ask that a copy of these resolutions be placed in the hands 
of Dr. and Mrs. Myers, that a copy be recorded in the Session's 
records. That a copy be presented to Orange Presbytery. That a 
copy be furnished to the Press. 

Presbytery then granted Dr. Myers' request and the 
Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to sign the cer- 
tificate of retirement from the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
as of May 31, 1945, for Dr. Myers. Also the Stated Clerk 
was instructed to secure and send to Dr. Myers the Cer- 
tificate of Honorable Retirement. 

Several brethren spoke in appreciation of Dr. and 
Mrs. Myers, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Rev. M. S. 
Huske and Mr. John W. Simpson were appointed to draw 
up and send to Dr. and Mrs. Myers resolutions of appre- 
ciation from the Presbytery. 

At the request of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Greensboro, those present asked that the Presbytery be 
called to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, on Saturday, June 2, 1945, at 2 :30 p. m. : 

(1) To receive Rev. J. A. Redhead, D.D., from the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg, to place in his hands the call from the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, and arrange for his installation as 
pastor of the same. 

(2) To receive Rev. J. D. Carter from the Presbytery of East 
Alabama, act upon the Call from the Glenwood Church for his 
services, place the call in his hands and arrange for his installation. 

(3) Transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work re- 
ported recommending that the Call from the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Greensboro for the pastoral services 
of Rev. J. A. Redhead, D.D., at a salary of $9,000 a year, 



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with Manse and Annuity Payments, be found in order. 
The report was adopted. 

Rev. W. R. Buhler presented letter of dismission from 
Mecklenburg, and Rev. Paul T. Jones from the Presby- 
tery of Central Mississippi and asked that they be re- 
ceived into Orange Presbytery. They were both received 
pending their examination. 

Having been examined according to the Book of 
Church Order and the examination being sustained as 
satisfactory, Rev. W. R. Buhler and Rev. Paul T. Jones 
were ordered enrolled after signing the obligation. 

• The call from the Bethany Church having been found 
in order was placed in Rev. W. R. Buhler's hands and he 
signified his acceptance of the same. 

The call from the High Point First Church having 
been found in order, was placed in the hands of Rev. 
Paul T. Jones, and he signified his acceptance of the 
same. 

At the request of the High Point First Church, pre- 
sented through Elder C. W. Perry, the church was grant- 
ed permission to ask Dr. John R. Cunningham to preach 
the installation sermon and the following commission 
was appointed to install Rev. Paul T. Jones June 10, 
1945, at 11:00 a. m. : 

Rev. M. S. Huske to preside and charge the pastor, with Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin alternate; Mr. M. E. Yount to charge the congrega- 
tion, with Mr. J. A. Kellenberger alternate; Rev. H. V. Carson 
alternate to Dr. Cunningham; one Minister and one Elder quorum. 

Presbytery appointed Revs. C. E. Hodgin and Ches- 
ter Alexander to write letters of sympathy to the fami- 
lies of Rev. C. L. Wicker and Rev. K. L. Whittington 
(both deceased May 18). 

The Religious Education Committee reported plans 
to hold the Senior Young People's Conference on June 
25-30, and the Pioneer Conference July 2-7, both as Syn- 
od Sectional Conferences. The report was received as 
information. 

The following Commission was appointed to install 
Rev. W. R. Buhler pastor of the Bethany Church: 

Revs. E. N. Caldwell, E. E. Gillespie, with J. W. Foster alter- 
nate. Ruling Elders: J. Harvey White, with W. Kerr Scott alter- 
nate. Rev. E. N. Caldwell, Chairman, to assign parts and set date 
of installation. 



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The Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the 
Asheboro Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 10, 
1945, at 10:00 a. m. 

These minutes read and approved July 10, 1945. 

Holland McSwain, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C., June 2, 1945 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Presby- 
tery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N» C, at 2:30 p. m., was called to 
order by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and opened with 
prayer. 

The following were present : 

Ministers: J. P. H. McNatt, R. M. Williams, Sr., Paul T. 
Jones, M. S. Huske, C. E. Hodgin and J. W. Foster. 

Ruling Elders: J. W. Simpson, Greensboro 1st, and Dr. W. 
A. Hayes, High Point 1st. The Moderator declared that a quorum 
was present. 

Rev. J. W. Foster was elected to serve as clerk for 
this meeting. 

The Call was read, found in order and taken up in or- 
der as follows : 

Mebane, N. C, May 25, 1945. 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Saturday, June 2, 1945, at two-thirty (2:30 
p. m.) to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1. To receive Rev. J. A. Redhead, D.D., from the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg, place in his hands the Call from the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C, for his pastoral servi- 
ces, and arrange for his installation, in this church, as pastor of 
the same. 

2. To receive Rev. J. D. Carter from the Presbytery of East 
Alabama, place in his hands the Call from the Glenwood Church 
(which has been approved) and arrange for his installation as pas- 
tor of this Church. 

3. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

Holland McSwain, Moderator, 
By N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. J. A. Redhead presented letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Mecklenburg and asked to be re- 
ceived by Orange Presbytery. 

The letter of dismission for Rev. J. D. Carter from 
the Presbytery of East Alabama not being at hand, a tel- 
egram from the Stated Clerk of that Presbytery stating 
that such letter had been granted was read and accepted 
in lieu of the certificate of dismission until it should ar- 
rive. (It has since been received, S. C). 



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Upon motion both Revs. J. A. Redhead and J. D. Car- 
ter were received pending their examination. 

Both were then examined according to the Book of 
Church Order and the examinations having been sustain- 
ed were ordered enrolled after signing the obligation. 

Calls from the First Church Greensboro for Rev. J. A. 
Redhead, and from the Glenwood Church for Rev. J. D. 
Carter having been approved, were placed in their re- 
spective hands and they both signified their acceptance. 

Presbytery appointed the following Commission to 
install Dr. Redhead on June 3, 1945, at 11:00 a. m. 

Rev. W. T. Thompson to preside and preach the sermon. 
Rev. J. R. Cunningham (by permission of the Presbytery) to 
be requested to charge the pastor. 

Ruling Elder J. Harvey White to charge the congregation. 

The Committee on Installations was authorized to 
arrange for the installation of Rev. J. D. Carter when 
he has completed his plans. 

Several Ministers and Elders spoke words of welcome 
to the newly received members of Presbytery. The minis- 
ters, just received, made fitting response. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the 
Asheboro Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, July 10, 
1945, at 10:00 a. m. 

C. E. HODGIN, Moderator, 
J. W. Foster, Clerk Pro Tern. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Asheboro, N. C, July 10, 1945. 

The Presbytery of Orange met on the above date at 
10:00 a. m., in the Asheboro Presbyterian Church, was 
called to order by the Moderator, Ruling Elder Holland 
McSwain, and constituted with prayer by Rev. J. P. H. 
McNatt. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor conducted the devotional service, 
using as his subject, "The Quest For Liberty," text: II 
Corinthians, 3 : 17. 

The roll was called and the following noted present: 

Ministers Elders Churches 

Chester Alexander "'. 

W. M. Baker 

E. N. Caldwell, D.D R. E. Stratford Graham 

H. V. Carson, D.D W. T. Smith Sanford 

James D. Carter 

N. R. Claytor 

S. W. DuBose, M.A L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

N. N. Fleming W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

J. W. Foster D. C. Blythe Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

Robert Knox, D.D . 

J. P. LaForte _D. L. Smith El-Bethel 

S. L. Lawson Riverview 

W. C. McLauchlin, D.D.____H. C. Foster Shiloh 

J. P. H. McNatt.: C. N. Cox Brentwood 

J. M. Millard___ _Max Coble Alamance 

W. A. Pate W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

J. S. Walkup 

J. C. Whitley 



C. Don Alexander Asheboro 

0. U. Alexander Euphronia 

1. C. Crawford Covenant 

C. G. Garrett _High Point 1st. 

Geo. R. Garrison Stony Creek 

Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

J. H. Warren Griers 

L. W. Smith Bessemer 

—19 ^20 

Presbytery was welcomed by Mr. Neil D. Ray (in the 
absence of the pastor, Rev. Frank Jones, who had been 
called to the bedside of his sick brother in Bristol, Tenn.), 
and Presbytery adopted the following report on Orders: 



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Recess at 11 :50 a. m., to prepare for the Communion Ser- 
vice ; Lunch at 12 :30 p. m. ; Reconvene at 1 :30 p. m. Also 
the following amended Docket : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Summer Adjourned Meeting 
Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 

Tuesday, July 10, 1945, Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Ruling Elder Holland McSwain, Moderator 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer. 

2. Devotional Services. 

3. Roll Call. 

4. Report on Orders — F. S. Jones. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meetings. 

6. Communications. 

7. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations; Report 
through Committee on Christian Education — -Baker. 

8. Report of Trustees: Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley High School, 
Hawfields Endowment Fund. To hear Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
five minutes on Flora Macdonald College. 

9. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

10. Communion Service. Preceded by Memorial on Rev. K. L. 
Whittington — Hodgin. 

11. Report of Committee on Religious Education — F. S. Jones. 

12. History of Asheboro Church — F. S. Jones. 

13. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly — Alexander, 
Gillespie, Hodgin, Knox, I. C. Crawford, G. R. Garrison, O. C. 
Jones, and Dewey L. Smith. 

14. Report of Commissions to Install: Redhead-^-J. Harvey White; 
Paul T. Jones — M. S. Huske; Buhler — Caldwell; and Carter — 

15. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — -Huske. 

16. Calls, Dismissions, Reception of Ministers. 

17. Report on Defense Service — Alexander. 

18. Evangelism — Hodgin. 

.19. Report on Minutes of General Assembly. 

20. Report of Committee on 175th Anniversary — Fleming. 

21. Report of Standing Committees. * 

(1) Installations: C. M. Jones, Paul Ingle, and J. E. Latta. 

(2) Nominations: Baker, F. S. Jones, I. C. Crawford, W. G. 
Sugg and Paul Ingle. 

(3) Thanks: Huske, R. L. Walker, and E. J. Evans. 

22. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

23. Unfinished Business. 

24. Read and Approve Minutes. 

25. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

Standing Orders: Reception of Candidates at 2:00 p. m. 
* Committees of Spring Meeting serve through Summer Meeting. 

A communication from Rev. David S. Chalabie, re- 
porting his activities as teaching a Sunday School Class 



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and preaching frequently, was received as information. 

Revs. E, E. Gillespie, W. T. Thompson, F. W. Lewis, 
F. S. Jones, C. G. Smith, Paul T. Jones, and R. M. Wil- 
liams, Sr., were excused from attendance upon this meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

Letters from Chaplains C. G. Smith, S. S. Wiley, and 
R. M. Williams, Jr., were received as information. 

A communication from Elder Tom Henderson was re- 
ferred to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM. 

There has been a gratifying increase in the number of acces- 
sions to the church by profession of faith throughout the General As- 
sembly during the past year. The number of accessions reported is 
20,714, as against 18,510 the previous year, showing a gain of 2,204. 
There was also a large increase in the number of additions by letter 
last year, 25,954 as against 22,869 the previous year, an increase 
of 3,085. No doubt this large increase in the number received by 
letter was partly due the special efforts in Evangelism. While we 
are thankful for this increase in additions to the Church last year, 
yet it is not as large as it should have been. There was only one ad- 
dition by profession of faith last year to every twenty-eight mem- 
bers of the church, as against one to every thirty the previous year. 
Our General Assembly is not satisfied with this record, and has set 
as a goal for this year 50,000 accessions by profession of faith, or 
one to every ten members of the church. The Assembly has also in- 
creased the budget for this work from $10,000 to $15,000. 

Your committee is sorry to have to report that the Synod of 
North Carolina did not have an increase in the number of additions 
by profession of faith last year, but rather a decrease of thirteen 
as compared with the previous year. Five of the Presbyteries of the 
Synod showed some increase in additions by profession of faith, but 
four of the Presbyteries showed a decrease. Our own Presbytery 
of Orange reported thirty-four fewer accessions by profession of 
faith last year than the previous year. We helped therefore to make 
that decrease of 13 in the Synod at large. We do not understand 
why our Presbytery made such a poor showing the past year, unless 
it was because so many of our churches failed to cooperate with the 
plan last year to make intensive effort to reach the unsaved during 
the six weeks from March the 4th. to April 15th., 1945. It is true 
that some of our churches reported that the time suggested was in- 
opportune for them and that they would hold their meetings later. 
It is hoped that we all will make amends for our failure last year 
by putting forth more intense effort in evangelism this year. 

The Assembly's Committee on Evangelism proposed for empha- 
sis this year a plan of evangelism known as Visitatiom Evangelism, 
which was approved by the General Assembly and commended to 
the Presbyteries and churches. This is a simple but well thought- 
out plan for utilizing the lay forces of the Church. It was begun 



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about twenty-five years ago and has been used with good results by 
practically all progressive denominations. It is the conviction of 
the Assembly's Committee on Evangelism that the program of Vis- 
itation Evangelism is peculiarly adapted to the Presbyterian 
Church, and will be most fruitful if faithfully and prayerfully 
used. It is an adaptation from Christ's method of instructing the 
twelve and the seventy and sending them forth to extend the Gos- 
pel. Through this method our Assembly has set the goal of the en- 
rollment of 100,000 witnesses for Christ. 

We submit the following recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery approve the program of evangelism adopted 
by the Assembly, and urge all the churches to give emphasis to 
Visitation Evangelism this year. 

2. That each pastor and session organize for this work by en- 
listing choice laymen and training them by a series of instruction 
conferences, and then send them out two by two to make friendly 
visits among the people. Suggest to them at least one personal in- 
terview each week with one who is not a Christian, or with a back- 
slidden Christian. 

3. Make a list of all prospects for Christ and the church in the 
community and give this information to the visitors. 

4. Endeavor to make more evangelistic the Sunday School, and 
establish outpost Sunday Schools to reach those not now in any 
Sunday School. 

5. Encourage each church member to form a prayer list and 
endeavor to win at least one person to Christ during the year. 

6. To hold a series of evangelistic meetings in each church and 
outpost during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

After five minutes recess to prepare for the Commu- 
nion the Presbytery adopted the following Memorial to 

REV. KENNETH L. WHITTINGTON 

After twenty-eight years of active service in the ministry, Rev. 
K. L. Whittington was called from his earthly labors to his Heaven- 
ly reward on May 18, 1945. He was such a fine specimen of physical 
manhood that many of his friends were greatly shocked when they 
heard that he had been called away in the prime of life; but though 
he appeared strong and robust, he labored under the handicap of 
ill health during the last two years of his life, and was seriously 
ill for two weeks or more immediately before his death. 

Kenneth Lavane Whittington was the son of the late John D. 
and Lelia Montgomery Whittington, of McLeansville, N. C. and 
was born August 10, 1888. In his youth he professed faith in Christ 
as his Saviour and united with Bethel Presbyterian Church in Guil- 
ford county, a church which has sent out several useful ministers to 
the Church. He received his primary and High School education at 
the local school at McLeansville, after which he attended Guilford 
and Davidson Colleges. In 1914 he entered Union Theological Sem- 
inary of Richmond, Va., from which he was graduated in May, 1917, 



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He was licensed by Orange Presbytery on May 15, 1917, and was 
ordained by Mecklenburg Presbytery on June 17th. of the same 
year. His first pastorate was that of the Marshville church in 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 1917-18; he served the Forest City church 
m Kings Mountain Presbytery from 1919 to 1921; in 1921 he was 
called to Alexander City in East Alabama Presbytery where he 
labored until 1924; his last pastorate was that of Bessemer church 
in Greensboro where he served for twenty years (1925 to 1945,) 
his longest pastorates. 

When Mr. Whittington was called to the Bessemer church he 
was called back to his home community, Bessemer being only a few 
miles from his birthplace. The members of the Bessemer Presby- 
terian church were devoted to him as their pastor, and all the peo- 
ple of the community, regardless of church affiliations, held him in 
highest esteem. During the years of depression the work of this 
field was quite difficult. A new church building was erected just 
before the depression, and therefore the church was hampered with 
a heavy debt for many years. Brother Whittington willingly accept- 
ed a reduction of salary during these years, and in other ways shar- 
ed with his people in their deprivations. He labored faithfully and 
patiently until the entire debt was paid, and during the latter years 
of his pastorate the church building was greatly improved and re- 
decorated and a splendid manse was secured. The church is now 
better equipped than ever for its future work and should have a 
period of growth and development. 

On December 14th., 1933, Mr. Whittington was happily mar- 
ried to Miss Pauline Dawson, of Bessemer, who for twelve years 
faithfully shared his ministerial labors and added greatly to the 
effectiveness of his ministry. She survives to mourn her loss. He is 
also survived by one brother, Ernest Whittington, of McLeansville, 
and four sisters: Mrs. M. E. Holt, Mrs. E. M. Causey, Mrs. H. E. 
Heath, all of Greensboro, and Mrs. P. V. Boone of McLeansville. 
He is also survived by a large number of relatives in Guilford 
county. 

Brother Whittington was sound in the faith and preached the 
pure and simple Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He 
was a warm-hearted and sympathetic pastor whose ministry 
brought comfort and consolation to his people in times of trouble 
and sorrow. He was also a good presbyter, regular in his atten- 
dance upon the courts of the Church, and endeavored to lead his 
people to support the work of the Church at large. We shall miss 
his fellowship in this Presbytery where he was born and reared 
and where he spent the greater part of his ministry. Therefore, 
we, as a Presbytery, desire to place upon record our high esteem of 
him as a Brother beloved, and our sense of our loss in his departure., 
But while we mourn our loss, we rejoice that he has experienced 
infinite and eternal gain, for he has only departed "to be with 
Christ, which is far better." We extend to Mrs. Whittington and 
the other relatives our warmest sympathy, and commend them in 
our prayers to the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. 

Funeral services were conducted from the Bessemer Presby- 
terian church by Dr. C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent of Home Mis- 
sions in Orange Presbytery, assisted by the Methodist and Baptist 
pastors of Bessemer, with whom Brother Whittington cooperated 



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heartily in the spiritual welfare of the Bessemer community. A 
great host of friends and relatives gathered at the Midway ceme- 
tery to see his remains lovingly laid away, there to await 

"That bright and cloudless morning 
When the dead in Christ shall rise, 
And the glory of His resurrection share." 

C. E. Hodgin. 

The Communion Service was conducted by Revs. W. 
M. Baker and N. R. Claytor, assisted by the following 
Ruling Elders : Holland McSwain, W. Kerr Scott, C. N. 
Cox, and George R. Garrison, after which Presbytery 
took recess for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened and heard reports from the 
following members of Boards of Trustees. 

Of Presbytery: Mr. R. R. King, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, W. L. 
Sharpe and E. A. Ranson. 

Of Davidson College: Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. M. S. Huske, 
and Dr. Waylon Blue. 

Of Flora Macdonald College: Revs. W. A. Pate, F. S. Jones, 
N. N. Fleming, Mr. G. V. Denny, J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, Dr. Lynn Mclver, and (later) Mr. S. A. White. 

Of Peace Junior College: Rev. W. M. Baker and Dr. F. L. 
Knight. 

Of Glade Valley High School: Mr. Jas. N. Benton, W. Kerr 
Scott, Mr. J. A. Kellenberger, Mr. D. E.Purcell and Mr. R. D. White. 
The trustees reported around $4,500 temporary improvements, 
nearly $3,000 for permanent building fund and nearly $15,000 en- 
dowment; that the school operated during 1944-5 at a cost of $16,- 
039.99 or $246.77 per student, and closed the year with a balance of 
$83.92. Farm products and milk sold during the year, $1,135.22 — 
this over and above approximately $4,000 worth of farm produce 
used in the dining hall. All students at the close of the year were 
members of some church. 

The Hawf ields Anniversary Fund : Mr. S. A. White. 

These reports were received as information, and the 
Stated Clerk was instructed to write Mr. R. R. King ex- 
pressing our sympathy for him in his sickness and our 
appreciation of his services as trustee of the Presbytery. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger was heard in the interest of 
Flora Macdonald College and the Presbytery voted to in- 
vite Mr. Edwin Morgan, President of the Board, to come 
to Presbytery and present the cause of the College. Pres- 
bytery then adopted the following: 



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Recommendation: That Presbytery approve the plan of the 
Trustees of Flora Macdonald College to secure the funds needed 
for plant improvement and endowment and urge pastors, sessions, 
the Women's Auxiliaries, other organizations and members to give 
all possible cooperation in attaining these objects. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF THE SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE 

The Supervisory Committee of Orange Presbytery, acting on 
the authority of the Spring Meeting of Presbytery, has concluded 
arrangements with the Rev. Thomas Henry Patterson, D.D., now 
Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Huntington, W. Va., 
to become Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery at the salary 
and upon the terms provided by the last meeting of Presbytery. 
To keep the record clear, we ask Presbytery to ratify the following 
recommendations : 

1. That Rev. Thomas Henry Patterson, D.D., be elected Exec- 
utive Secretary for a term of three years at a salary of $3,600 a 
year, payable monthly, with the free use of a home and with the 
usual Ministers' Annuity Payments, and the expense of moving. 

2. That the Treasurer of Presbytery's Benevolences be the 
Treasurer of the Supervisory Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

The Supervisory Committee, 
M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

The Commission on The Minister and His Work made 
report. Pending its adoption Rev. S. W. DuBose offered 
his resignation of the New Hope Church that he might 
accept the Call to become full-time pastor of the Hills- 
boro Church at an amended salary of $2,000 per annum. 

The Presbytery having received assurance of the con- 
currence of the New Hope Church, and the amended Call 
from the Hillsboro Church, accepted the resignation and 
adopted the report of the Commission as follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 

AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work rejoices to re- 
port that during the past twelve months the Graham Presbyterian 
Church, the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, the First 
Presbyterian Church of High Point, and the Glenwood Church, 
Greensboro, have all called and installed new pastors with every 
promise of rich spiritual ministries. The Church of the Covenant 
has called Rev. Joseph M. Garrison who expects to assume his pas- 
torate September 1. 

The present vacancies are: the Gulf group, the Pittsboro 
group, the Madison-Stoneville group, the Yancey ville-Bethesda 
group, the Griers-Pleasant Grove group, and the Bessemer Church. 
Your Commission has offered its services to each one of the va- 



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cant churches and is endeavoring to cooperate in every way with 
them. 

In this connection I would like to state, first, that our Com- 
mission in each and every case when meeting with the pulpit com- 
mittee of the vacant church makes it clear that our work is to be 
advisory and cooperative, that every committee has the perfect 
right to get suggestions and nominations from any source they de- 
sire, and that our only objective is to assist in securing the best 
qualified man in each case. 

Second, we would like to emphasize that the General Assembly 
recommends that churches do not follow the practice of having a 
number of men preach trial sermons, but whenever a church be- 
comes vacant that a temporary supply be arranged for and the 
pulpit committee and the commission thoroughly investigate the 
prospective pastors. When the committee and the commission have 
agreed on one or more men, the call then should be issued and the 
matter concluded one way or another before any new names be 
considered. The reason behind this suggestion is to avoid a divided 
church when the pastor is finally installed. 

Third, that the General Assembly's Permanent Committee 
urges that moving expenses be paid by church calling a minister. 

It is the Commission's earnest desire to be of aid to any pas- 
tor in Orange Presbytery who is desiring to make a change. We 
hope with an enlarged work here in the Presbytery, there will be 
many new fields of opportunity which will enable pastors in our 
own Presbytery to make changes if they should so desire. 

Your commission desires the sympathetic cooperation and un- 
derstanding of every minister and elder in the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON THE 
MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

1. Your Commission has received a request from the Hillsboro 
Church for permission to change its call for part time services of 
Rev. S. W. DuBose to full time at the salary of $2,000 and the 
manse and payment of seven and a half percent to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. This arrangement to be effective September 1, or 
as soon as satisfactory arrangements for the supply of the New 
Hope Church can be made. We recommend that this request be 
granted. 

2. In view of the fact that Rev. S. W. DuBose has offered his 
resignation as pastor of the New Hope Church and the congrega- 
tion has concurred in the same, we recommend that the pastoral 
relationship be dissolved as of September 1, with the understand- 
ing that Rev. S. W. DuBose will serve as a temporary supply until 
the New Hope Church has made permanent pastoral arrangements. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

The Chairman of Presbytery's Home Mission Com- 
mittee reported that the Committee had purchased a 



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house in Greensboro, N. C, on Hillcrest Drive for $9,750. 

The Moderator appointed the following to fill vacan- 
cies on the Standing Committees: 

Installations: J. W. Foster, J. H. Warren, C. N. Cox. 
Nominations: J. P. H. McNatt, W. C. Buchanan, S. L. Lawson. 
Thanks: D. L. Alston, W. Kerr Scott. 

Presbytery ordered printed in the minutes the His- 
torical Sketch of the Asheboro Church read by Mr. T. 
Lynwood Smith: 

The Asheboro Presbyterian Church as host church for the 
summer meeting of Orange Presbytery feels that it is indeed a pri- 
vilege to be so honored for the third time in its ninety-five years 
as an organization which began officially May 5, 1850. 

Rev. George McNeill, the Presbyterian Missionary from 
Fayetteville, N. C, had from time to time visited and preached in 
this community, and found here people who desired a Presbyterian 
church and steps were taken to bring this about. From the minutes 
of the first session book of this church we find that at the 1840 
meeting of Orange Presbytery, held in Washington, N. C, that 
Rev. George McNeill presented a request for an organization of a 
church in "Asheborough". Rev. John A. Gretter and Jesse Rankin 
were appointed a committee to investigate and advise as to the 
practicality of establishing this church. The committee met in 
Asheboro May 3rd, 1850, with Rev. George McNeill and after con- 
sultation it was agreed that such a church be organized with the 
following fourteen (14) charter members: Mrs. Elizabeth Spear- 
man, Mrs. Margaret McNeill and John A. Craven on certificate 
from New Bern, Philadelphia and Greensboro, respectively, and 
from Asheboro by examination; Mrs. Ann McCain, Mrs. Martitia 
Worth, Louisa Worth, Messrs. Hugh McCain, David Worth Porter, 
Wm. B. Lane, John M. Brandon, Robert E. Blair, James McCain, 
and Wesley Askew. Trustees elected were Rev. George McNeill, 
Hugh McCain, Jonathan Worth, John A. Craven and Wm. B. Lane. 
Hugh McCain was elected Ruling Elder and was ordained to the 
Eldership Sabbath afternoon, May 5, 1850. 

In November the following were received on certificate: Miss 
Nancy McDonald, Mrs. Sarah Swaim, Flora McDonald, Mary Mc- 
Donald and Catherine and Isabelle McDonald, all from Rockfish 
church in Cumberland County. 

All the meetings of the organization were in the Randolph 
County Court House as were the preaching services. A lot was 
bought and deeded to the trustees May 11th, 1850, and the church 
building begun. Through personal contributions, the total cost 
including the lot, the fence and building was $1,339.12. The lumber 
was given by Jonathan Worth and Hugh McCain, and the furnish- 
ings secured by the Woman's Domestic Missionary Society. The 
church was a frame structure with a vestibule, a gallery for use 
of the colored people. The organ used for service was a small por- 
table, carried to the church for service. 

The church was dedicated on February 29th, 1852. Rev. 
George McNeill was the first pastor, serving from the organiza- 



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tion until April 22nd., 1854, when on account of declining health 
he resigned and moved his family to Fayetteville. 

Rev. Simeon Colton, who was teaching in the male academy, 
was installed as pastor December 1st, 1855, and served until 1863. 
David Worth Porter was Clerk of the Session for twenty-one (21) 
years. Col. A. C. McAlister was Clerk of the Session, Superinten- 
dent of Sunday School and Ruling Elder for thirty-five years. 
The late Dr. J. V. Hunter succeeded him as Elder. At this time 
the church had only forty members. In 1873 Dr. John M. Worth, 
Samuel S. Jackson, Benjamin Moffitt, T. M. Moore and Robert 
McAden were elected Trustees. 

From the minutes we find that the members who failed in cor- 
rect conduct; and absenting themselves from service and com- 
munion were gently remonstrated with by letter and by personal 
contact in a truly Christian spirit. 

On November 17th, 1850, the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
was observed for the first time in the Court House. 

The first funeral was that of Miss Louisa Worth, a charter 
member, daughter of Jonathan Worth. 

On February 2, 1852, a communion service given in her mem- 
ory is among the pieces of original furnishings in the historical 
collection. 

The work begun in 1850 was carried on with courage when for 
long periods there was no pastor, a small resident membership, and 
only occasional service, through the Civil war and reconstruction 
days, but with the continued interest and support of Orange Pres- 
bytery the work was carried along. Among the many ministers 
who have served either as stated supply or installed we note: Rev. 
Roger Martin, Dr. Egbert W. Smith, P. H. Dalton, C. W. Robin- 
son, R. S. Arrowood, Wm. B. Mcllwaine, J. W. Mann, Dr. Samuel 
Rankin, C. H. Phipps and Dr. T. M. McConnell. It was during Dr. 
McConnell's ministry that the church made a decided step forward. 
The church was completely remodeled, Sunday School rooms added, 
and new furnishings. 

New members were enrolled and the Sunday School reorgan- 
ized. Mr. John M. Neeley, Superintendent of Sunday Schools for 
more than 25 years, was very active in this entire program. With 
the retirement of Dr. McConnell, Rev. C. G. Smith became pastor. 
His work cannot be measured in words, his service will always 
be one of the corner stones. In the fall of 1942 he volunteered his 
service as chaplain and was promptly accepted. His going ended 
a period of service extending nineteen (19) years. Needless to say 
this congregation deeply appreciates snaring not only their for- 
mer pastor, but also more than forty (40) men and women who are 
giving active service for their country. 

For six months the church was without a regular pastor. In 
December 1942, Rev. Frank S. Jones of Rutherford became pastor. 
Under his leadership the church continues to grow in membership 
and has recently sponsored the organization of a Home Mission 
church which was petitioned by residents in the western section 
of town, a lot and the material for the mission church are now 
ready when the building program can start. At present services 
are held in the Church of the Good Shepherd, graciously offered 
by the Episcopalians. There is much that could be said of the pre- 



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sent and former members and officials who have figured actively 
in the church and community but in this very brief sketch cannot 
be included. In May 1940, the 90th anniversary was happily ob- 
served. In 1950 a century of existence will be observed with a fit- 
ting program of praise and thanksgiving to God and to the found- 
ers who had the faith and vision to establish this church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Hal M. Worth. 

July 10, 1945. 

The Sub-Committee on Young People's Work pre- 
sented the following reports of Conferences held: 

Senior Young People: 

Held at Peace Junior College, Raleigh, N. C, June 25-30, 1945. 
Rev. N. N. Fleming, Director; Rev. W. A. Pate, Business Manager. 
There were enrolled 98 delegates, with sixteen members of the fac- 
ulty, counsellors and leaders. 

Total receipts (including an offering for Foreign Missions of 
$47.79 plus $16.40 from store) was $943.19 plus a $50.00 advance 
from Treasurer. 

Disbursements — To Peace College for board, etc., $687.70; for 
incidentals, $6.50; travel expenses for instructors, workers, etc., 
$43.50; remitted to Foreign Missions Committee, $47.79; to Y. P. 
treasury, $24.60; a total of $810.09 plus $50.00 paid back to treas- 
ury, leaving a balance of $133.10. 

Pioneer : 

Held at Peace Junior College, Raleigh, N. C, July 2-7, 1945. 
Rev. W. M. Baker, Director: 



Receipts : 

165 Registrations @ $8.50 $ 1,402.50 

Store Sales 42.69 



$ 1,445.19 

Disbursements : 

To College for Board $ 1,053.87 

Athletic Fee 5.00 

Expenses 198.32 



Total $ 1,257.19 

Balance 188.00 



The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly made report: 

Revs. Chester Alexander, E. E. Gillespie and C. E. Hodgin — • 
(both through others), Robert Knox. Messrs. I. C. Crawford, G. R. 
Garrison, O. C. Jones (through his pastor), and Dewey L. Smith. 
The Stated Clerk reported for Elder John W. Simpson that he was 
unable to attend, owing to his health, but that his alternate, Mr. 
O. C. Jones, had attended. 



Presbytery approved reports of Commissions to In- 



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stall Revs. Paul T. Jones and J. A. Redhead, D.D. (these 
had not been approved), and admitted to record reports 
of the Commissions to Install Revs. James D. Carter and 
W. R. Buhler. The reports follow: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES D. 

CARTER 

The Commission on the Installation of Rev. James D. Carter 
as Pastor of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, convened July 
1 at 8 p. m. at the church. 

Present were Rev. R. Murphy Williams, Sr., chairman; Rev. 
H. V. Carson, Mr. John A. Kellenberger and Mr. W. B. Mayhew. 

Following a song, and prayer by Mr. Williams, he as chair- 
man named Mr. Kellenberger as secretary. Dr. Carson conducted 
the devotional and preached the sermon. Mr. Williams propounded 
the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Mr. Kellenber- 
ger charged the congregation. The closing prayer was by Mr. Wil- 
liams. The minutes were read and approved and the commission 
dissolved with prayer by Dr. Carson. 

J. A. Kellingberger, Secretary. 

REPORT COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. W. R. BUHLER 
PASTOR AT BETHANY CHURCH 

The commission met at Bethany Church at 7 :30 p. m. June 
19, 1945. There were present: Rev. E. N. Caldwell, D.D., Rev. 
E% E. Gillespie, D.D., and J. Harvey White. Rev. E. N. Caldwell 
acted as Moderator. J. H. White was elected clerk. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. 

The commission then adjourned to the auditorium of the 
church where Rev. E. N. Caldwell preached the sermon and pro- 
pounded the questions to Mr. Buhler and the congregation. Dr. 
Gillespie delivered the charge to the pastor, and Mr. White de- 
livered the charge to the congregation, after which Dr. Caldwell 
anounced Rev. Mr. Buhler had been duly elected and installed pas- 
tor of the church. 

The newly elected pastor pronounced the benediction. 

The minutes of the commission were read and approved, and 
after prayer by Dr. Caldwell the commission adjourned. 

J. Harvey White, Clerk. 

REPORT COMMISSION TO INSTALL DR. REDHEAD 
PASTOR OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
GREENSBORO, N. C. 

The Commission met in the pastor's office. The meeting was 
opened with prayer by Dr. W. T. Thompson, of Richmond, Va., 
who presided. Other members present were Dr. John R. Cunning- 
ham and J. Harvey White. Mr. W. H. Sullivan, who was appointed 
by Presbytery to charge the people, was unable to attend due to 
illness in his family. Mr. J. Harvey White substituted for him. 

The Commission was organized by electing Mr. White as sec- 
retary of the Commission. 

After discussing the details of the ordination, the Commis- 
sion was lead in prayer and adjourned to the main body of the 



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church where Dr. Thompson preached the sermon, Dr. Cunning- 
ham charged the pastor, and Mr. White charged the congregation. 

Benediction by the newly installed pastor, Dr. Redhead. 

J. Harvey White, Clerk. 

REPORT COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. PAUL T. JONES 

The Commission consisting of the Reverend Marion S. Huske, 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Reidsville, and Ruling 
Elder M. E. Yount, of the Graham Presbyterian Church, appoint- 
ed by Orange Presbytery to install the Reverend Paul Tudor Jones, 
Jr., of High Point, N. C, met in the church office on the morning 
of June 10. The Reverend Mr. Huske acted as Moderator, and Rul- 
ing Elder M. E. Yount acted as Secretary. 

At the installation service held at 11:00 o'clock on June 10 in 
the First Presbyterian Church of High Point, the sermon was 
preached by the Reverend John M. Cunningham, D. D., President 
of Davidson College. The charge to the pastor was delivered by the 
Reverend Marion F. Huske of Reidsville. The charge to the con- 
gregation was made by Elder M. E. Yount of Graham. 

All of the above procedure was in full accordance with the 
Book of Church Order. 

Respectfully submitted, M. E. Yount, Secretary 

Commission of Orange Presbytery. 

June 14, 1945. 

The Defense Service Council made report which was 
received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

We, the Committee on Thanks serving for the Summer Ses- 
sion of Orange Presbytery, meeting with the Asheboro Church on 
July 10, 1945, wish to thank the elders and other officers and mem- 
bers of this church for their kindnesses and hospitalities at the 
time of the enforced absence of their pastor, Rev. Frank S. Jones. 

We further thank the ladies of the church for an excellent, 
bounteous and entirely satisfactory dinner. The farmer members 
of this Committee are grateful for a refreshing shower in the 
course of their stay in Asheboro. 

W. Kerr Scott, 
D. L. Alston, 

Committee. 

Additional time was granted the Committee on Re- 
vision of Standing Rules of Presbytery. 

The salary of the Permanent Clerk was increased 
from $25.00 to $40.00 per year, effective for this church 
year. 

The Committee on the 175th Anniversary made re- 



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port of progress in preparing the program for our meet- 
ing at Hawf ields on September 5, 1945, and was given 
permission to cut the Docket of regular business to only 
essential matters, to have the entire program in one 
day. Invitations have been sent to and accepted by the 
General Assembly, the Synod, the eight Presbyteries of 
the Synod, to send representatives; and to Dr. Walter 
Lingle to deliver the historical address. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Orange Presbytery in session at Asheboro, 
N. C, July 10, 1945, respectfully urge the Senate of the United 
States to ratify the United Nations' Security Charter. 

Resolved, further, That this resolution be addressed to the 
United States Senate through Senators Bailey and Hoey, of North 
Carolina. 

Dr. C. E. Hodgin offered his resignation as Treasu- 
rer of Presbytery as of September 1, 1945. This was ac- 
cepted with a vote of appreciation for his services and 
the Committee on Nominations was asked to nominate 
his successor (this to be done at our next meeting). 

Presbytery adopted the Report of the Committee on 
Nominations, as follows: 

Foreign Missions : Rev. W. R. Buhler to succeed Rev. K. L. 
Whittington (deceased) 1947. 

Printed Records of Presbytery: Rev. A. P. Dickson to suc- 
ceed Rev. C. L. Wicker (deceased). 

Examining Committees: Church History, etc. — Rev. Paul T. 
Jones to succeed Rev. C. L. Wicker (deceased). English Bible — 
Rev. J. C. Whitley to succeed Rev. R. F. Whitley (removed from 
Presbytery) . 

Commission on Minister and His Work: Rev. Frank S. Jones 
to succeed Rev. R. F. Whitley (removed), 1945. 

Sessional Records: Rev. O. W. Perrell to succeed Rev. K. L. 
Whittington (deceased), 1948. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to send to Rev. 
Frank S. Jones a message of sympathy for him in his 
brother's sickness. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer by Rev. John C. Whitley to meet 
in the Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Route 1, Mebane, 
N. C, on Wednesday, September 5, 1945, at 9:30 a. m. 

Holland McSwain, Moderator, 
W. A. Pate, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— July 1945 

I — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. Holland McSwain, Yanceyville, N. C. 
Other Officers (term three years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 
(1948). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. A. Pate, Jonesboro, N. C. (1948) 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens, 
boro, N. C. (1948). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 403 Asheboro St., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1946). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, N. 
C. (1946). 

II — Trustees 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Revs. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D.; C. E. Hodgin, D.D.; Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy 
Sharpe, and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. C. 
E. Hodgin, D.D. (1949), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1946), Rev. M. S. 
Huske (1947), Dr. Waylon Blue (1948). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (term 3 years, 11 men, 1 wo- 
man) — Rev. J. M. Millard, Mrs. E. E. Gillespie, Mr. D. W. Wright, 
and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1948); Revs. C. F. Myers, D.D; N. N. 
Fleming, Mr. Stephen White, and Mr. Geo. V. Denny (1946); 
Revs. F. S. Jones, W. A. Pate, Mr. H. D. Jones, and Mr. E. A. 
Ranson (1947). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1947), and Dr. F. L. Knight (1950). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. W. Kerr Scott, and Mr. Paul Ingle 
(1947) ; Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. R. D. White, and Mr. J. A. Kel- 
lenberger ( 1946 ) . 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. S. A. White (1946). 

Ill — Executive Committees 
(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms consecutively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 Ministers, 4 Elders, report 
each stated meeting) — Revs. J. M. Millard — S, Chairman, J. C 
Whitley, W. A. Pate— S, and Mr. J. W. Simpson— S (1947); Rev, 
R. M. Williams, Sr. (elected 1941), Mr. C. W. Perry— S, Mr. D. W 
Wright (elected 1944), and Mr. W. L. Sharpe— S (1946); Revs. 
Chester Alexander (elected 1944), E. N. Caldwell, L. T. Edger- 
ton, and Mr. C. E. Scott— S (1948). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 Ministers, 1 Elder, report in spring 
with popular meeting) — Rev. W. C. McLauchlin (1948), Mr. P. N. 
Pritchett— S (1946), Rev. W. R. Buhler (1947). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 Ministers, 3 



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Elder, report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate— S (1948), Mr. A. G. Car- 
ter— S (1946), Rev. J. C. Whitley— S (1947). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 Ministers, 
1 Elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker — S (1948), Dr. 
Henry Louis Smith— S (1946), Rev. L. T. Edgerton (1947). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial) — Revs. S. W. DuBose — S, 
F. S. Jones, and Mr. R. D. Hughes — S (1946) ; Revs. C. M. Jones — 
S, H. V. Carson, and Mr. J. S. Wall— S (1948) ; Revs. 0. W. Per- 
rell, N. N. Fleming and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger — S (1947) ; and 
Mrs. C. G. Smith — Secretary of Religious Education in Presbyter- 
ial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 Ministers, 1 Elder, report spring) — Rev. 
J. W. Foster (1947), Mr. W. F. Henderson-S (1946), and Rev. 
O. W. Perrell— S (1948). 

7. Educational institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting fall)— Rev. J. S. Cook— S (1948), Mr. J. Sam White— S 

(1946) , Rev. W. M. Baker (1947). 

8. Orphan's Home (3 members, also member of the Board of 
Regents is ex officio member, report in fall) — Rev. J. P. H. Mc- 
Natt (1948), Mr. E. A. Ranson— S (1946), Rev. 0. W. Perrell 

(1947) . 

9. Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, report 
spring)— Rev. J. P. LaForte (1948), Mr. C. P. Robertson (1946), 
Rev. A. D. Carswell— S (1947). 

10. Stewardship (3 Ministers, 3 Elders, report in winter on 
apportionment, in spring on every member canvass) — Rev. Chester 
Alexander (elected 1944), Mr. D. E. Shaw (1946), Rev. W. P. 
Jones, Mr. J. E. Latta— S (1948), Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, and Mr. 
M. E. Yount (1947). 

11. Sessional Records (Chairman for 3 years, 5 members ap- 
pointed at each Spring Meeting) — Rev. 0. W. Perrell (1948). 

IV — Permanent Committees 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, C. M. Jones, and A. P. Dickson. 

2. Auditing Committee (2 members, report spring) — Mr. I. C. 
Crawford, and Mr. C. E. Kerchner. 

3. Examining Committee (4 sub-committees, having each 3 
Ministers and 1 Elder) : 

(1) Languages — Revs. S. W. DuBose, C. F. Myers, 
D. D., J. S. Walkup and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, Sr., Robert Knox, 
D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — 
Revs. C. M. Jones, Paul T. Jones, F. M. Hawley, 
S.T.D., and Dr. Lynn Mclver. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. F. S. Jones, J. M. Millard, 
L. T. Edgerton, and J. N. Benton. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and N. R. Claytor. 

5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E. Gillespie, 



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D.D., J. C. Whitley, Ruling Elders W. Kerr Scott and J. A. Kel- 
lenberger, and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on the Minister and His Work (7 members, 
set up in fall of 1938)— Revs. M. S. Huske— S; W. M. Baker— S, 
and Mr. H. E. Latham (1947), Rev. F. S. Jones and Mr. J. N. 
Benton— S (1945), Rev. J. W. Foster and Mr. L. E. Beard (1946). 

7. Defense Service Council — Revs. Chester Alexander, M. S. 
Huske, and Mr. C. N. Cox; Manager of Service Campaign — Mr. 
J. N. Benton. 

Candidates for the Ministry — Alfred McNair, Don Austin, 
Russell Booth Fleming, James A. Nesbit, E. P. Nichols, Robert 
Lee Turner, Lyle W. Peterson, Paul Rakestraw, George C. White, 
Kenneth Strayhorn, and William E. Cook. 

Candidates for Mission Service — Jacob T. Bradsher. 



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